In an exciting season-opener, the LPGA star triumphs in seventh career win and surges forward in the world rankings
LAS VEGAS, Nev., (January 30, 2017) – Diamond Resorts International®, a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, congratulates its celebrity ambassador, Brittany Lincicome on her victory at the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic on Sunday, January 29.
Her seventh LPGA championship comes only three weeks after her participation in the Diamond Resorts Invitational® in Orlando, Florida. Veteran golf writer for GolfWeek Magazine, Beth Ann Nichols, connected Lincicome's performance to her experience at the Diamond Resorts Invitational™ with a Sunday night tweet, "Think @DiamondResorts really helped @Brittany1golf come into the LPGA opener more prepared. She said playing against men helps her focus." http://ow.ly/UtDx308uQTd
The Diamond Resorts Invitational™ is a new PGA TOUR Champions Challenge Season event that uniquely includes both celebrities and an array of LPGA standouts, including Lincicome and Lexi Thompson, who also performed admirably in the Pure Silk Bahamas Classic, losing to Lincicome in a playoff. In the Jan. 13-15 Diamond Resorts Invitational, Lincicome finished 22nd and Thompson 8th among a large group of PGA TOUR Champions players, including winner Woody Austin. All three days of the Diamond Resorts Invitational™ were televised live on Golf Channel.
"I 100 per cent think, and I'm sure Lexi (Thompson) will tell you the same, that to be able to play in a competitive round, especially against top male pros, prior to the first LPGA event is just great preparation," said Lincicome. "It was an awesome way to get ready. On the first day at the Diamond Resorts Invitational, I was paired with John Cook. Then on Sunday, it was John Daly and (country music singer) Jake Owen."
"I'm super-competitive and I guess I want to prove myself against the boys, so playing against the men definitely helps me focus and it was great to be able to do that before coming to the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic," continued Lincicome.
Lincicome began her professional career in 2004 at the age of 19, and won for the first time in 2006 at the HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship. She followed up that win again in 2007 at the Ginn Open and became a major champion in 2009 winning the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Brittany entered rarified air by winning the ANA Inspiration. As a now seven-time champion, and one of the longest hitters on tour, Brittany attracts quite a bit of well-deserved attention.
As a Diamond Resorts ambassador, Lincicome makes personal appearances at Diamond Resorts' Events of a Lifetime®, the company's unique vacation program that delivers VIP experiences to members and owners providing them with new and exciting ways to Stay Vacationed.™ Members and owners have had the opportunity to attend private events hosted by Lincicome and meet the LPGA star.
"We congratulate Brittany on her incredible performance and well-deserved victory this weekend," says Michael Flaskey, Chief Operating Officer, Diamond Resorts International®. "We are very fortunate to have Brittany as a part of our celebrity ambassador team. Our members and owners have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet Brittany through our Events of a Lifetime program, and we have all become life-long fans who are certain to follow her as she continues on her impressive career."
For more information about Diamond Resorts Events of a Lifetime®, and VIP events with Brittany Lincicome, please visit DiamondResorts.com or call 1.855.342.4310 to speak to a representative.
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