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Top LPGA Golfers Praise The Bahamas
By Kendea Smith, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation
Jan 24, 2018 - 1:30:29 PM

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Brittany Lincicome. Photo: LPGA


2018 Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic in full swing

NASSAU, Bahamas – Two of the top players vying for the number one spot at this year’s Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic gushed about how much they enjoy The Islands Of The Bahamas and look forward to teeing off here every year.

Defending champion Brittany Lincicome said she enjoys taking in the beautiful scenery of The Islands of The Bahamas while getting into the swing of things.

“What better place to be than in The Bahamas,” she said.

“I love it because I’m from Florida and it’s not that far and then I love fishing so I love being on the water, near the water and looking at water. I love coming to The Bahamas just because it’s so beautiful. The water down here is a different colour blue than I have ever seen in my life. I definitely love coming to The Bahamas and it’s on my schedule every year so it’s great.”

She added that though she barely takes a vacation, she considers competing in The Bahamas a get away.

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Lexi Thompson. Photo: LPGA

“I don’t go on very many vacations but I can treat this like a vacation because it is so beautiful to be down here and enjoying everything.”

Lexi Thompson, a major contender, has been coming to The Bahamas for the past eight years. She said all the players look forward to this tournament.

“It’s a beautiful spot to be and we are grateful to play in this event and hopefully for many years to come,” Thompson said.

“My favourite part of being here is just how relaxing it is. I just love the vibe that The Bahamas brings because it is super laid-back that’s what makes the tournament a really good one. We enjoy coming here. It’s a relaxed golf tournament, but it is still a very good tournament at the same time. There is nothing like being here in The Bahamas for this tournament.”

The competition, which began on January 22, will end on January 28.

The much-anticipated event at the Ocean Club Golf Course features 108 female golfers from around the world and is broadcast live on the Golf Channel.

On Saturday, the LPGA will host a Kids Zone with fun golf related activities for kids of all ages.

Free parking is available at the Hurricane Hole on Paradise Island and spectators will be bussed to and from the Ocean Club Golf Course.

          

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