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Canadians Henderson, Sharp 4 shots off lead at Women’s PGA Championship

Brittany Lincicome brought 16-month-old daughter Emery to a recent practice round at Aronimink Golf Club and let her run around the course and plop down on mom’s pink golf bag.

Back home with dad, the TV was on for the family to watch Brittany do what she does best, as one of the tour’s bigger hitters regularly found the greens she needed to emerge as a contender for another major triumph.

Lincicome and Kelly Tan each shot 3-under 67 on Thursday in windy conditions at challenging Aronimink to share the lead in the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Lincicome was sensational after missing the cut by one shot this past weekend at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

“I’ve had so much time off since having Emery and taking time off and COVID,” she stated. “Each week it’s just kind of been let’s make the cut, let’s make the cut, and that’s not a way an eight-time winner should play golf.”

Lincicome said her husband, professional long-driver Dewald Gouws, showed Emery all of her mom’s big hits on TV.

Lincicome might even keep playing long enough for her daughter to grow old enough to come watch her play.

“I’s too hard to walk away from,” she said. “When she starts school obviously that will be a little bit more challenging to figure out what we do. But it’s cool just to have her out here and to watch what I do and I think my husband was actually watching TV when I was making some birdies and was showing her. That’s pretty cool.”

Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., and Alena Sharp of Hamilton each shot 1-over 71 for a share of 26th place at the conclusion of Thursday’s opening round. Henderson previously gained the tournament in 2016 as an 18-year-old.

Lincicome, a two-time winner of the major ANA Inspiration eight LPGA Tour victories, played bogey-free to stay even with Tan and keep her first Women’s PGA title in sight. The 35-year-old Florida player is trying to gain for the first since having a baby last July. One of the biggest hitters on the tour, she found her groove at 6,577-yard Aronimink, missing only one green.

“I never tried to swing hard with the driver off the tee today,” she stated. “I was just literally, `Get it in the fairway and then worry about the next shot.’ And then on the green, aiming in very specific spots.”

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