Lincicome finds game in India: 'Finally starting to click'


NAPLES, Fla. – Brittany Lincicome made the most of her trip to the Hero Indian Women’s Open on the Ladies European Tour last week.

She finished second there to India’s teenage Olympic darling, Aditi Ashok, but brought home memories beyond golf.

Lincicome visited the Taj Mahal, considered “one of the seven wonders of the world,” on the day before the tournament began.

“It was amazing, so pretty,” Lincicome said.

Lincicome also brought home some terrific momentum, showing no signs of jet lag. With a 6-under-par 66 Saturday, she’s in the hunt to win her seventh LPGA title, her first since winning the ANA Inspiration two years ago.

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“It’s been a pretty yucky year, so to even finish in the top 10 this week would be a pretty fantastic way to cap off the year,” Lincicome said.

Lincicome, who has two top-10 finishes this year, doesn’t want the year to end.

“The golf course [in India] was really narrow,” Lincicome said. “So, I had to drive it very straight. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to hit a driver one time all last week. But just to learn to hit it straight for a week, then to come out here, the golf course seems a bit more open. I putted really well last week, which is great to have continuing this week. I’m bummed that we have no more tournaments after this week. It’s finally starting to click, and it’s November.”