American two-time famous winner Brittany Lincicome says her “coronary heart breaks” to now not be taking part in at this year’s Ladies’s Open.
Lincicome, 34, has chosen now not to play on the tournament at Royal Troon as a end result of of health and safety considerations amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The tournament, beforehand identified because the Ladies’s British Open, will utilize attach other than 20-23 August.
“I’m so bummed, my coronary heart breaks now not to pass,” she instantaneous BBC World Provider Sport.
“Right here’s my 16th year I mediate on tour and I’m now not decided I’ve ever ignored the British Open which is a colossal tournament, it be one which I by no system desire to fail to see.”
Lincicome – who has eight wins on the LPGA Tour – has a one-year-old daughter, Emery, and says she would now not feel safe flying internationally with her little one.
“Factual to now not be on the charter [flight] and desire to fly commercially with your complete other passengers, with Emery it steady did now not seem safe,” she said. “I steady did now not feel satisfied.
“We’re steady going to stay with domestic occasions positively in the initiating, and then gaze the attach apart we inch from there but I’m so bummed to be missing that tournament.”
The LPGA Tour will resume next week with abet-to-abet occasions in Ohio, initiating with the recent three-day Pressure On Championship from 31 July, sooner than the Marathon LPGA Traditional begins on 6 August.
The Pressure On Championship will utilize attach apart on the Inverness Club, the venue for next year’s Solheim Cup.
“I mediate no person envisioned us right here in July getting ready for in fact our originate up of the season,” said Lincicome, who has been nursing a thumb injury for which she made need surgical plot.
“Competition goes to be so recent to all of us and it be going to be in fact entertaining to gaze who can step abet up rapidly.
“I’m monumental infected, when our commissioner Mike Whan instantaneous us about this recent tournament that used to be thrown together in fact like a flash at Inverness, it be the kind of fantastic golf club and we’re so fortunate as a ability to play there.
“This may occasionally even be a tall preview for us to internet to gaze it a little bit and feel it out early, but for them to possess us and to throw this tournament together is really spectacular.”