Also known as:The Pink Panther
Born:Aug 5, 1986 in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California.
Original/Home Club:Castlewood CC, Pleasanton, CA.
MAJORS (1): US Women's Open (2010). Solheim Cup player (2005, '07, '09, '11, '13, '15, '17). Multiple wins on the LPGA, European and Japan Tours. LPGA Tour Rookie of the Year (2005).
After a stunning junior and amateur career, Creamer won the 2004 LPGA final qualifying tournament by 5 shots. Immediately after the event she turned professional, aged 18. In 2005, her rookie year on the LPGA Tour, she quickly established her place as a top player.
Creamer became the youngest winner of a multiple-round event in LPGA history (a younger Marlene Hagge had previously won two 18-hole LPGA Tour events). Amongst other records in her rookie season, Creamer became the youngest player to reach $1 million in LPGA Tour career earnings. Crowning her fabulous rookie year, she became the youngest player to play in the Solheim Cup (aged 19). Creamer lives in Windermere, near Orlando.
Played as the HSBC Women's Champions (Feb 27-Mar 2; LPGA Tour event). Paula Creamer (USA) beat Azahara Muñoz (Esp) with a 75-foot putt for an eagle-three at the second playoff hole, to record her tenth LPGA Tour win. [Serapong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore].
The US Women's Open (65th) (July 8-11). Second-placed Suzann Pettersen (Nor) and Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind first-time major championship winner Creamer (USA). [Oakmont CC, nr Pittsburgh, PA].
Played as the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic presented by Kroger (July 10-13). Second-placed Nicole Castrale (USA) finished 2 shots behind Paula Creamer (USA). [Highland Meadows GC, Sylvania, nr Toledo, Ohio].
Played as the Samsung World Championship (Oct 2-5). Second-placed Song-Hee Kim (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Creamer (USA). [Ocean course, Half Moon Bay Links, Half Moon Bay, CA].
Played as the SemGroup Championship presented by John Q Hammons (May 1-4). Creamer (USA) beat Juli Inkster (USA) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Cedar Ridge CC, Broken Arrow, nr Tulsa, OK].
Played as Fields Open in Hawaii (Feb 21-23). Second-placed Jeong Jang (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Creamer (USA). [Ko Olina GC, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii].
Played as the Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions (Nov 8-11; next played as a new LPGA event in 2019). Second-placed Birdie Kim (S Kor) finished 8 shots behind Creamer (USA). [Crossings course, RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, Mobile, AL].
Played as the SBS Open at Turtle Bay (Feb 15-17). Second-placed Julieta Granada (Para) finished 1 shot behind Creamer (USA). [Palmer course, Turtle Bay Resort, Kahuku, Oahu, Hawaii].
Played as the Sybase Classic presented by Lincoln Mercury (May 19-22). Second-placed Jeong Jang (S Kor) and Gloria Park (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind 18-year-old Creamer (USA), who became the youngest winner on the LPGA Tour since 1952. [Wykagyl CC, New Rochelle, New York].
Played as the Evian Masters (July 20-23; LET/LPGA Trs event; recognised as a major ch'ship by the LET, but not by the LPGA Tour). Michelle Wie (USA, amateur) and Lorena Ochoa (Mex) finished 8 shots behind 18-year old Creamer (USA). [Evian Masters GC, Evian-les-Bains, France].
Creamer (USA) won the LPGA Tour 2005 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Award based on a points accumulation for finishes in Tour events. 19 year-old Creamer finished second on the LPGA money list, with earnings of $1,531,780.
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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