Brittany Lincicome received a sponsor's exemption to play in the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship this week, making her the sixth woman to compete in a PGA Tour event, after Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Shirley Spork, Annika Sorenstam, Suzy Whaley and Michelle Wie.
She also looks to be the first to make the cut since Zaharias in the 1945 Los Angeles Open.
In her first round, Lincicome finished 6-over after carding one birdie, two bogeys, a double, and a triple.
Here's how the golf world reacted to Lincicome's showing:
LPGA Tour pro Brittany Lincicome tees off in the PGA Tour Barbasol Championship. She’s the first woman to play in a tour event in 10 years and seeking to be the first to make the cut since Babe Zaharias in 1945. pic.twitter.com/e9GTLN8Qgx— Gary Graves (@GaryBGraves) July 19, 2018
Golfer Brittany Lincicome has a large gallery following her as she plays on the first day of the @BarbasolChampKY . Husband Dewald Gouws gave her a kiss before she teed off for the day. pic.twitter.com/rJdbzly65o— Matt Stone (@mattstonephotog) July 19, 2018
"I played when @ANNIKA59 played. It's fun for us to see them out...No matter what she does this week, it inspires the younger generation, both men and women, to play golf. So I think it's great. It's fun."— LPGA (@LPGA) July 19, 2018
-@GolfHallofFame member @Love3d on @Brittany1golf
playing @BarbasolChampKY pic.twitter.com/sknWUSpXsU
Here is the crowd watching Brittany Lincicome, @Brittany1golf, as she warms up on the range for the @BarbasolChampKY. She looks to be the first woman since 1945 to make the cut in a men’s professional event. @WHAS11 pic.twitter.com/ovVaPmiX10— Whitney Harding (@WHAS11Whitney) July 19, 2018
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