Sunday, April 5

Lincicome Eagles Final Hole to Win First Major

Brittany Lincicome (OGA/Flickr)

“I CAN’T EVEN DESCRIBE IT. It’s surreal, really. I had not really played great all day,” Brittany Lincicome said after edging Kristy McPherson and Cristie Kerr at the Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, California.

The 23-year-old Lincicome hit the shot of her life on the 72nd hole, a perfectly struck hybrid that set up a short eagle putt good for a one-shot victory in the year’s first LPGA major.

“My hands are shaking and my heart is racing,” Lincicome said.

“I'm trying to calm myself down by breathing or singing or whatever I can possibly do, and right when I hit it, it came off on the clubface exactly where we wanted to hit it and took the slope like I wanted it to and came really close, thank God.”

Casey Wins Shell Houston Open in Playoff

A nine-time winner on the European Tour and Ryder Cup veteran, Englishman Paul Casey got his first PGA Tour win by beating J.B. Holmes in a playoff at the Shell Houston Open. The win boosted Casey to No. 6 in the world rankings.

−The Armchair Golfer

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1 comment:

Golf Tips for Beginners said...

I felt bad for J.B. when he drove his tee shot into the water on the first playoff hole. I guess that's what happens when you have to wait 3 hours to know if your in a playoff or not.

At first I didn't think that Brittany's shot was all that great until it funneled up the slope and then began to roll back toward the hole. That has got to be the best shot I've seen in years by a player on the LPGA Tour, especially for the win, and a Major at that!