Friday, June 1

‘Bam Bam’: The Long-Hitting Brittany Lincicome

Brittany Lincicome (OGA)
WHILE FRED COUPLES HAS BEEN KNOWN as “Boom Boom,” Brittany Lincicome, another long hitter, has earned the nickname “Bam Bam.” Lincicome, a five-time LPGA winner, is defending her title this week at the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway, New Jersey.

The 26-year-old veteran is averaging 283 yards per drive this season. That puts Brittany in first place in the driving distance category, currently ahead of another long-ball specialist, Rolex Rankings No. 1 Yani Tseng.

“I have grown up playing men so I never thought of it as hitting it that far,” Lincicome told Ward Clayton at LPGA.com. “It just seemed normal to me, but I do get a thrill out of it. I never hold back because I love to gamble and push the envelope. Working out and technology also have a lot to do with my hitting it far.”

In seven years on tour, “Bam Bam” has never finished lower than third in driving distance. She is currently 1 over through 12 holes in her title defense at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

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