Brianna Do turned professional in 2012 after a stand-out amateur career that saw her win a USGA title and earn Second Team All-Pac 10 honors for UCLA. This week’s LOTTE Championship is her 104th career start, and she has unfortunately missed more cuts than she’d made. The transition to professional life did not go as smoothly as she would have liked.
But the desire is still there and Do has continued to work on her game even through the low points.
“Right now, I feel like I'm very calm, my game is very calm,” said Do. “In the past like it's always just been chaotic, always been waiting for something to happen. Right now, I just feel like I'm in a good place with my swing physically, and like mentally I've always been pretty tough to kind of grind it out.”
A win tomorrow in Hawaii would secure Do’s LPGA Tour status for the next two years. A top-10 finish would move her into next week’s DIO Implants LA Open. A good finish would earn her valuable Race to the CME Globe points ahead of the first Priority List reshuffle, which will come after the Cognizant Founders Cup.
Do knows all that. She knows what she has to do. And she has the faith that she can do it.
“I can still hit the shots and I can still see and make the putts, so I feel like my game has always kind of been there. It's just kind of gone down the wrong route a little bit and being led down the wrong route of how to play the game,” she said. “I still feel like I have self-belief and I feel like I can still hang with the best of them, so I keep at it.”