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LPGA Player Profile: Paula Creamer

With the LPGA taking a one week break before resuming its schedule in Scotland, I want to take this opportunity to do another LPGA player profile. These profiles have proven to be very popular with my readers.

The player I have chosen today has been a fan favorite ever since she became an LPGA member some thirteen years ago. To this day she still draws some of the biggest crowds in LPGA history.
She is nicknamed the Pink Panther. I have chosen:

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Born: 8/5/86 (31 years old)
Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif.
Resides: Windermere, Fla
Rookie Year: 2005

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Paula Creamer celebrates with team USA after winning the 2017 Solheim Cup.

Paula has won 10 times on the LPGA Tour, including 1 Major Championship.
  • 2005 Sybase Classic
  • 2005 Evian Masters
  • 2007 SBS Open at Turtle Bay
  • 2007 The Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions
  • 2008 Fields Open
  • 2008 SemGroup Championship
  • 2008 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic
  • 2008 Samsung World Championship
  • 2010 U.S. Women's Open
  • 2014 HSBC Women's Champions
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Paula Creamer wins the 2010 U.S. Women's Open Championship at Oakmont Country Club.

Best Finishes in Major Championships:
ANA Inspiration - 13th in 2013
KPMG Women's PGA Championship - 3rd in 2005, 2013
U.S. Women's Open - 1st in 2010
Ricoh British Open - 3rd in 2012
The Evian Championship - 7th in 2014

Paula and Yours Truly

Career Stats: (through the 2017 season)
  • 307 career starts
  • 273 cuts made (88.9%)
  • 103  top tens (33.6%)
  • Entered 2018 with $11,915,165 in career earnings (10th on the all-time LPGA career money list).
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Paula Creamer celebrates after sinking miracle 75 foot putt to win the HSBC Women's Champions.

Other Career Highlights & Special Achievements:
  • Went 3-1-0 for the victorious team USA at the 2017 Solheim Cup.
  • Earned her 10th career victory with a 75 foot eagle putt to defeat Azahara Munoz on the second sudden death playoff hole at the 2014 HSBC Women's Champions.
  • Won her first career Major Championship at the 2010 U.S. Women's Open just four months after thumb surgery.
  • Carded a career low 60 in the first round of the 2008 Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic.
  • Won the Sybase Classic, just four days before graduating from high school.
Special Achievements:
  • A seven time member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team with a 17-9-5 overall record.
  • In 2014 represented Team United States in the UL International Crown, posting a 1-2-0 record.
  • 2005 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the year.

Links to Previous Player Profiles:
Yani Tseng
Beatriz Recari
Belen Mozo
Hee Young Park
Ai Miyazato    

This Week's Trivia Question: 
Paula Creamer is a seven time member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team. How many of those teams were victorious?

For the answer to this week's trivia question press here.


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