DUBAI, Dec 5 — A super competitive Brittany Lincicome teed her 2017 season off with a victory and is looking to close it out in a similar fashion this week on her debut at the Omega Dubai Ladies.
“Having a win early in the season at Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic, I was kind of hoping for another one or close finishes, but that didn’t happen. It will be great if I can get another win in Dubai,” said the 32-year-old American, famed for her prodigious length off the tee.
“I’ve never been to Dubai before and I always wanted to come and play in this event. It’s at the end of the year and that’s why a lot of players, especially from America, don’t want to play because we just want to be done for the year.
“The Omega Dubai Ladies Classic was definitely an event that had been on my bucket list for a long time. Finally, it worked out. I feel like I should have been here before because it’s so incredible.
“The atmosphere here is awesome. The golf course is great. We finally played all 18 holes. I have taken in a bunch of the sights: The Burj Khalifa and I have gone to the mall and played with the penguins. Done so many cool things, it’s been incredible.
About her ambitions for 2018, she said: Obviously, if I can get a win or two would be nice. I would like to be more consistent. I seem to kind of a roller coaster ride most time, and that’s never fun,” said Lincicome, who always seems so relaxed and let her talent do the work.
“I enjoy everything that I do, don’t think of it like a job, try and make everything fun. I try to keep a good balance. I am super competitive and I want to do good every time, but it’s golf. You are not going to play good every week.
“It’s cool to be able to go fishing and hang out at my home and then still be competitive and practice enough to still be good to play the game,” said Lincicome who averages 270 to 275 yards off the tee.
“I really don’t know who is the longest driver from America. I am probably one of three. Lexi (Thompson) is definitely up there. She is killing it. It’s cool to see her evolve,” said Lincicome, nicknamed “Bam Bam” for her power.