Who's who: Paula Creamer

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  • Photo of Paula Creamer
  • Photo of Paula Creamer
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  • Photo of Paula Creamer

Who's who: Paula Creamer

  • Name:

    Paula Creamer
  • Also known as:

    The Pink Panther
  • Country:

    USA
  • Born:

    Aug 5, 1986 in Mountain View, Santa Clara County, California.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Castlewood CC, Pleasanton, CA.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    2004
  • Website:

    https://www.paulacreamer.swankysports.com

Roll of Honour

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).

Did you know?

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.

Top tournaments won by Paula Creamer

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Creamer, Paula

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

US$210,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

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].

2010
Majors
281 (-3)
$585,000
USGA

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Creamer, Paula

Score

281 (-3)

Prize money

$585,000

Title sponsor

USGA

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].

2008
America
Highland Meadows
268 (-16)
$195,000
Owens Corning

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Creamer, Paula

Venue

Highland Meadows

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Owens Corning

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Creamer, Paula

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

$250,000

Title sponsor

Samsung

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].

2008
America
Cedar Ridge
282 (-2)
$270,000
SemGroup

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Creamer, Paula

Venue

Cedar Ridge

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

SemGroup

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].

2008
America
200 (-16)
$195,000
Fields Corp.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Creamer, Paula

Score

200 (-16)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Fields Corp.

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].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Creamer, Paula

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Mitchell Company

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].

2007
America
207 (-9)
$165,000
SBS

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Creamer, Paula

Score

207 (-9)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

SBS

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].

2005
America
278 (-6)
$187,500
Lincoln Mercury

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Creamer, Paula

Venue

Wykagyl

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

$187,500

Title sponsor

Lincoln Mercury

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].

2005
Europe
273 (-15)
US$375,000
Evian

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Creamer, Paula

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

US$375,000

Title sponsor

Evian

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].

2005
Awards
x
$1,531,780
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Creamer, Paula

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

$1,531,780

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

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.

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