My path to the pros

Five-time LPGA winner Brittany Lincicome recalls the days before she got paid to play

Originally Published: June 29, 2013
By Carmen R. Thompson | ESPN The Magazine

The beginning

I played tennis, basketball and football with the guys in the neighborhood growing up, but the only actual team I played on was baseball. I gave that up around 13. I knew playing boys baseball wasn't going to take me too far, so I focused on golf.

I started golf when I was 9. It was just fun to go out and hit the ball with my dad and two older brothers. We used to play at this little course at night. They had lights, and every hole was less than 100 yards. ...

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