Brittany Lincicome Invited to Compete in PGA Tour Event
Two-time major champion Brittany Lincicome has accepted an invitation to compete in the PGA Tour's upcoming Barbasol Championship, becoming just the fifth female golfer in history to appear on the circuit, following in the footsteps of Babe Zahraias, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley and Michelle Wie.
Indeed, a decade has passed since Wie played in eight tournaments on the PGA Tour as a teenager. Lincicome, a six-time Solheim Cup player for the United States, was the first golfer signed under the banner of Perio, Inc., the parent company of Barbasol, which explains the connection behind this sponsor exemption.
“I feel very grateful to Barbasol for its confidence in my abilities and for affording me the opportunity to play amongst the top male athletes in professional golf,” the 32-year-old said. “While I am aware of the strength of competition I will be up against, I am looking forward to the event and can only promise to put forth my best effort and be proud whatever the outcome.”
Recently, we saw both men and women compete together on the European Tour's innovative GolfSixes, while Dame Laura Davies played on the Staysure (formerly European Senior) Tour's Shipco Masters in a field that included Colin Montgomerie, Ian Woosnam and Jose Maria Olazabal.
Lincicome's appearance in the Barbasol, which is played opposite The Open Championship, will bring attention to an event that would otherwise be forgotten as the world pays attention to the quest for the Claret Jug at Carnoustie.
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