Brittany Lincicome to skip US Women's Open, go on maternity leave

Brittany Lincicome to skip US Women’s Open, go on maternity leave

In two weeks, Brittany Lincicome will play her last LPGA event before going on maternity leave. That means she's skipping the US Women's Open.

At the LPGA Mediheal Championship last week, Lincicome shared she will be taking maternity leave from the LPGA after the Pure Silk Championship at Kingsmill Resort in Virginia. Pure Silk has long been one of Lincicome's sponsors, and the brand moved its sponsorship dollars from a now-defunct season-opening event in the Bahamas to one of the most highly regarded events on the LPGA schedule.

After Kingsmill, however, the two-time major winner will focus on the final half of her pregnancy at home.

“Just talking to Gerina [Piller] and Stacy [Lewis], they both said they made it to about six months and that was enough, that was the perfect time,” Lincicome said to Golf Channel. “I feel wonderful, physically, right now. I’ve not been sick, not been tired, feeling great, but some shots are starting to go to the right, when I come out of them. It’s getting more frustrating now. I feel like I should be an athlete and compete at the highest level, and I just can’t do what I feel like I should do.”

At the five-month mark, with the LPGA about to jump into the remaining four majors, Lincicome feels it's time to put the brakes on her season. That means she'll give up her exemption to the US Women's Open, which the USGA offered to her in the event she chose to play out through the end of May.

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