Tuesday, January 11, 2011
A Different Story of a Lady at Hooters
The Hooters Tour has been around for ages, but on Tuesday, for the first time, a lady teed it up in one of their events, going against basically everything you'd ever see at an actual Hooters restaurant. Yep, Brittany Lincicome, LPGA star, decided to play in one of the Bridgestone Winter Series events this week in preparation for the upcoming LPGA season.
After one round, it seems Lincicome could definitely hang with the boys. An opening 74 for the former major winner currently has her seven shots back of the leaders, and while it isn't exactly what she hoped for, it's respectable on a golf course that played over 7,000 yards. But, as Lincicome told me after her round, that is the normal distance she plays in her offseason.
"(Course was) only 7,000. That's normal for my offseason. I play Bay Hill and Innisbrook all from the back tees. It's a great challenge," she said.
Lincicome also said she didn't make any putts all day, but noted she hit the ball really well. She will most likely need to post an under-par score on Wednesday to make the cut, and when I asked her if she thought she'd be going low in the second round, she answered with a smile.
"That's a silly question. Of course I am!"
You can follow her progress and scores right here.