Brittany Lincicome said she wants to prepare for the LPGA season by playing in a Hooters Tour event.
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Friday, January 07, 2011

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) — Brittany Lincicome will play in a men's tournament next week as part of her preparations for the LPGA Tour season.

The long-hitting Lincicome, a three-time winner on the LPGA Tour, has entered the NGA Hooters Tour's Bridgestone Winter Series event at Deer Island Golf Club.

She will be the first current LPGA Tour player to play in a Winter Series tournament.

"(The LPGA Tour) finished in December, and I need to keep playing to get ready for next season," Lincicome said Friday. "This will be my seventh year on the LPGA Tour and I still get nervous when I tee off (in the LPGA season-opening event) in Thailand. This tournament is close to home and has a lot of competition in it. I think it's a great way for me to get some of the nerves out before our season starts."

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