BEDMINSTER, N.J. – Brittany Lincicome might be the least political person on the LPGA. Yet her recent comments to a reporter from the Chicago Tribune have put her front and center of the Donald Trump controversy at this week’s U.S. Women’s Open.
For those who know Lincicome (like I have for two decades), it’s absurd. She’d rather talk about the fish she caught last weekend than anything that’s being discussed on cable news.
I met with Lincicome outside the player locker room at Trump National Golf Club on Tuesday to talk about the backlash she has received and the context of her quotes.
“I don’t have anything against the President,” said Lincicome. “I’m not political. Him showing or not showing isn’t a big deal. I wanted it to be more about us and not flip the limelight to him. It’s our biggest week of the year.”
This is the quote from the Tribune that brought hate to Lincicome’s Twitter feed: “Hopefully maybe he doesn’t show up, and it won’t be a big debacle and it will be about us…