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Big truck is the best pick-up line when you talk boats


Brittany Lincicome, 30 United States Six LPGA Tour wins, including two Majors

Q: What clubs are in your bag?

A: Titleist 913D2 driver, Callaway three-wood and three-hybrid. Irons are all Titleist, so is my 60-degree wedge. The sand and gap wedges are Callaway. Plus an Odyssey putter.

Q: Yardage?

A: Driver: 275 yards 3-wood: 220 Hybrid: 200 4-iron: 185 5-iron: 175 6-iron: 165 7-iron: 155 8-iron: 145 9-iron: 135 Pitching wedge: 125 50 deg: 105 56 deg: 90 60 deg: 80 Q: Items that are always in your bag? A: I have more than 20 lip balms and 30 sharpies. A lot of ball markers too. And a toothbrush. My heavy bag has so much crap inside and my poor caddie, she's only 1.65m, she's tiny.

Q: Golfer you'd pay to watch?

A: Phil Mickelson. I like the way he plays, really aggressive, goes for the par-fives, just like me... I've never seen him play. I've never seen any man play.

Q: Woman you most admire?

A: (USA Solheim Cup captain) Juli Inkster. Having the amazing career she's had, raising two beautiful children while still playing; how she seems to have it all balanced, she's just very inspiring and someone I would like to be when I grow up.

Q: What did you buy with your first serious pay cheque?

A: A Lincoln Mark-LT pick-up truck. I always wanted to have a boat some day and I knew I needed a big vehicle to pull the boat. I still have the truck at home in Florida. And yes, I have a boat. It's actually my second boat.

Q: Your best shot in 2015?

A: The five-iron from 180 yards at the Kraft Nabisco on the 18th on Sunday. It's a scary hole, island green so if you go short, right, long it's going to go in the water. I made the 10-footer for eagle to get into the play-off with Stacy Lewis (which Lincicome eventually won for her second Major).

Jonathan Wong

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2016, with the headline 'Big truck is the best pick-up line when you talk boats'. Print Edition | Subscribe