Lincoln Tighe grew up playing in the Wollongong area and was a member of the Port Kembla Golf Club during his amateur years. A member of the NSW Interstate Team in 2008, 2009 and 2010, the last of which he captained, Tighe turned professional in 2010.
He has played the PGA Tour of Australasia since and the PGA Tour Series China between 2013 and 2016. His big moment to date came when winning the 2014 NSW PGA Championship.
In March of 2018 Tighe broke his hand while driving the ball (his power is legendary) and was eventually forced to undergo surgery. He returned to competitive golf with a 4th place at the Queensland PGA Championship in March of 2019 and is currently playing on a medical exemption on the PGA Tour of Australasia