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Jul
11
2010
By Stephanie Wei under US Women's Open

Believe it or not — at the second straight major, an American stood at the top of the leaderboard when the last putt dropped at the US Women’s Open.

After draining a five-footer for par on 18, she dropped her putter and covered her face with her hands. The wait was finally over for Paula Creamer — she is a major champion winner. With a dazzling performance in the final nine holes, Creamer rose to the occasion at Oakmont GC, hitting one remarkable shot after another and draining birdies to pull away from the field with a commanding four-shot victory.

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Jul
7
2010

The US Women’s Open kicks off on Thursday at Oakmont and the stories dominating headlines this week have focused primarily on the golf course, particularly about it may be the toughest setup in tournament history. It’s cruel. It’s a beast. It’s just really, really hard. And it’s going to kick the ladies’ butts. I’ve been wincing just reading the preview stories (see here, here and here.)

“If Oakmont is firm, it will be by far the hardest test the women have ever seen,” proclaimed Mike Davis, the USGA setup man.

So, will it prove to be toughest US Women’s Open ever? (Not that I doubt Davis’ word for a second.) Let’s turn to LPGA pro Paige Mackenzie, who will take on Oakmont this week, for a field report.

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