Lincicome fishes for more success

By Randall MellJune 6, 2011, 6:40 pm

Brittany Lincicome says short game is hardly her strength.

It sure didn’t look like it in Sunday’s finish to the ShopRite LPGA Classic when Lincicome made like a magician extricating herself from the jungle-like rough along the 18th green to get up-and-down for the winning birdie.

“It’s really weird, because I know it’s one of the weakest parts of my game,” Lincicome, 25, said in a telephone interview after her fourth career LPGA victory. “Chipping is where I struggle the most. It is something I don’t work on that much.”

Thanks to her chipping skill, Lincicome’s $225,000 richer today. Lincicome says she is going to reward herself with a new fishing boat. She loves to fish with her pals around Tampa Bay, near her home.

“They want me to get a 24-foot Yellowfin,” Lincicome said. “I don’t know, it’s an expensive boat, but fishing’s what I really love.”

It’s funny. Chipping skills will fund Lincicome’s new boat purchase, but the new boat’s going to challenge the time she spends developing that “weak” part of her game.

“My friends say I should give myself more credit for my short game,” Lincicome said. “I know that chip (at ShopRite) will give me more confidence in my short game, knowing that I hit that shot.”

Oh, and if you were watching Sunday and saw Lincicome yawning in the 18th fairway while waiting to hit her last full shot, she said she was really nervous. She fended off nerves chattering away with her new caddie, former LPGA pro A.J. Eathorne. What did they talk about?

“Probably fishing,” Lincicome said.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.