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Paula Creamer


Creamer had a great LPGA rookie season in 2005, winning twice, posting 11 Top 10s and finishing second on the money list. The first win came at the Sybase Classic, four days before she graduated high school. Creamer was 18 years, 9 months, 17 days old at the time, making her, at that time, the third-youngest winner in LPGA history.

And her second victory that year was at the high-dollar Evian Masters in France. Later, she also won on the Japan LPGA tour.

Despite having just one year to accumulate points, Creamer easily qualified for the U.S. Solheim Cup team. Then she led the team to victory, earning the most points for the Americans with a 3-1-1 record.

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In 2006 Creamer posted, even more, top 10s (14), but it was a frustrating year for her in some ways. She failed to win a tournament and struggled for much of the year with a wrist injury.

But Creamer began 2007 by winning the SBS Open at Turtle Bay and won a second time that year. In 2008, Creamer won four times, becoming the first American to win four times on the LPGA Tour since Juli Inkster in 1999.

She went winless on the LPGA in 2009, then started 2010 suffering an injury in the season opener. Creamer underwent thumb surgery and returned after several months of rehab. Shortly thereafter, Creamer won the 2010 U.S. Women's Open for her first career major.

Creamer had several consistently good seasons after winning the Open, but it was nearly four years until her next victory. She finally won again - career win No. 10 - at the 2014 HSBC Women's Champions.

Playing Style

Her drives are short; her average driving distance was about 245 yards on the LPGA tour.  However, she is considered an accurate ball-striker. Due to her liking for the pink color, her friend nicknamed her the “Pink Panther”. She sports the same color on the sports accessories also

Since 2005 Creamer has done charitable work for The First Tee, an organization that benefits junior golfers. She hosts the Paula 4 Kids Celebrity Event, an annual outing that raises money for The First Tee of Sarasota/Manatee. In addition, Creamer has appeared at youth golf clinics and donated scholarships to IMG Academy. She also has a foundation that aids junior golfers and military families.

Despite her success on the women's tour, Creamer had no real desire to play in the men's Professional Golf Association (PGA) tour. Creamer's goal was to become the best player in the world in women's golf. She told Damon Hack of the New York Times, "I know what it takes to win events. I've won from behind, I've won from tied and I've won from in the lead. I've won all three ways you can win. Once you're there and you've done it, it becomes kind of routine. For me, I think the most important thing is to know how to win and how to compete under pressure."

She gives credit to her mother and father, late Ernie Barbour, Jonathan Hughes, David Kern, Ian Segneri and especially David Whelan for helping her build her career.

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Quick Facts
Birth Date: 5 Aug, 1986
Age: 33 yrs
Occupations: Golfer
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Mountain View
Gender: Female
Description: American golfer
Twitter Id: ThePCreamer
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Last Modified: Jun 26 2020
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