With a worldwide pandemic and a newborn on her hands, eight-time LPGA Tour winner Brittany Lincicome spent a lot of time adjusting in 2020. After giving birth to daughter Emery in July 2019, the Floridian knew it would take time to get used to Tour life again.
“It's just getting back in a rhythm. Obviously last year having Emery and then the COVID stuff I had to take almost a year off, which is something I've never done. It was more like the nerves of it and just getting back in a rhythm,” said Lincicome, who finished the 2020 season strong with a T13 finish at CME Group Tour Championship less than a month ago. “Obviously, a lot of weeks off. It was kind of two weeks, week off, two weeks. It was just hard to get in a rhythm really, so towards the end of the season, obviously had a few more tournaments under my belt. Kind of seemed to start coming together, and then unfortunately the season was over. Hopefully we can pick up on that quickly again and get right back into it.”
Always the optimist, the 17-year LPGA veteran wishes normalcy for the entire Tour and is always looking for the proverbial silver lining in a difficult situation. While 2020 saw a plethora of canceled and adjusted events, the 35-year-old was happy to see this week’s Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions and its fun events still in play, even if the Tour players cannot fully participate due to COVID-related restrictions.
“I was so glad to see this event didn't have any hiccups. We obviously look forward to it. We're not allowed to go to the concerts unfortunately, which is a bummer, but it's still just them having it. Maybe I can sit in a car and roll down the window and hear the concerts, because it's outside,” Lincicome joked with a laugh.
Linciome will tee off in Thursday’s first round at 9:10 a.m. off No. 10, playing alongside Major League Baseball players Josh Beckett and Joe Carter.
WHO’S IN THE DIAMOND RESORTS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS FIELD
25 LPGA Tour Winners from 2018, 2019 and 2020
Celine Boutier (2019 ISPS Handa Vic Open), In Gee Chun (2018 LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship), Cydney Clanton (2019 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational), Austin Ernst (2020 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship), Ally Ewing (2020 Drive On Championship at Reynolds Lake Oconee), Georgia Hall (2018 AIG British Open, 2020 Cambia Portland Classic), Brooke Henderson (2018 LOTTE Championship, 2018 CP Women’s Open, 2019 LOTTE Championship, 2019 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give), Mi Jung Hur (2019 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, 2019 Indy Women in Tech Championship), Danielle Kang (2018 Buick LPGA Shanghai, 2019 Buick LPGA Shanghai, 2020 Drive On Championship at Inverness Club, 2020 Marathon LPGA Classic), Cheyenne Knight (2019 Volunteers of America Classic), Jessica Korda (2018 Honda LPGA Thailand), Nelly Korda (2018 Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA, 2019 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open, 2019 Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA), Bronte Law (2019 Pure Silk Championship), Stacy Lewis (2020 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open), Brittany Lincicome (2018 Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic), Pernilla Lindberg (2018 ANA Inspiration), Gaby Lopez (2018 Blue Bay LPGA, 2020 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions), Annie Park (2018 ShopRite LPGA Classic), Hee Young Park (2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open), Sophia Popov (2020 AIG Women’s Open), Mel Reid (2020 ShopRite LPGA Classic), Madelene Sagstrom (2020 Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio), Angela Stanford (2018 Evian Championship, 2020 Volunteers of America Classic), Jasmine Suwannapura (2018 Marathon Classic, 2019 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational), Lexi Thompson (2018 CME Group Tour Championship, 2019 ShopRite LPGA Classic)
Marcus Allen, Maurice Allen, Ray Allen, Bret Baier, Brian Baumgartner, Josh Beckett, Lee Brice, Joe Carter, Vince Carter, Roger Clemens, Kirk Cousins, Mark DeRosa, Josh Donaldson, Mardy Fish, Larry Fitzgerald, Mike Flaskey, Kyle Fuller, Colt Ford, Tom Glavine, John Hart, Ben Higgins, Grant Hill, Randy Houser, Toby Keith, Jon Lester, Ryan Longwell, Derek Lowe, Greg Maddux, Brian McCann, Kevin Millar, Mark Mulder, Phil Nevin, Blair O’Neal, Chad Pfeifer, A.J. Pierzynski, Dan Plesac, Jeremy Roenick, Mark Rypien, Josh Scobee, Sterling Sharpe, John Smoltz, Annika Sorenstam, Cole Swindell, Adam Thielen, Larry The Cable Guy, Brian Urlacher, Frank Viola, Jack Wagner, Tim Wakefield, Michael Waltrip, David Wells, Deron Williams