Tag Archives: Paula Creamer

Sep
20
2015

Fueled by a controversial call — which many deemed unsportsmanlike — in one of the remaining four-ball matches Sunday morning, Team USA won nine of the 12 singles matches and overcame the largest deficit (four points) in Solheim Cup history and defeated Team Europe 14.5-13.5 at St. Leon-Rot Golf Club in Germany.

Let’s first take a look at the drama that occurred on the 17th hole in the four-ball match between Suzann Pettersen and Charley Hull vs. Alison Lee and Brittany Lincicome. The match was all square with two holes to play. Lee stepped up to a 12-footer for birdie to win the hole and just barely missed. She picked up the ball from a foot and a half, thinking she had heard it was conceded.

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May
25
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under US Women's Open

Defending champ

With the prestige of winning the season’s toughest major championship comes added monetary incentive for the best players in the women’s game. The USGA has decided to give the U.S. Women’s Open purse a $750,000 bump in prize money to $4 million, according to Ron Sirak of Golf Digest.

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Aug
19
2013
I think Carlota Ciganda is pumped up!

I think Carlota Ciganda is excited…

Heading into Sunday singles with a five-point deficit, the U.S. team needed nothing short of a miracle to take back the Solheim Cup, but Europe never gave them much of a chance to make a run.

Until Sunday at Colorado Golf Club, the Europeans had never won the Solheim Cup on foreign soil. And they didn’t just win, they clobbered the Americans, with the finally tally: Europe 18, U.S. 10.

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Aug
17
2013
The Spaniards FTW! (Photo via Facebook)

The Spaniards FTW!

For the second day in row, the Solheim Cup was filled with drama and controversy, not to mention painful — and embarrassing — rulings that unnecessarily lasted nearly 30 minutes (maybe longer, but I fell asleep around the 22nd minute) over a drop from a hazard. 

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Jun
30
2013
Dominant

Dominant Park

It was never a question of whether or not Inbee Park would secure her third straight major of the season, it was more a matter of how many would she would win by. Park wasn’t perfect in Sunday’s final round at Sebonack, but she didn’t need to be — she posted a two-over 74 to capture the U.S. Women’s Open by four strokes over I.K. Kim.

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Jun
26
2013
Sebonack

Sebonack is pretty, but don’t let that fool you

Sebonack is raring to go for an incredibly scenic U.S. Women’s Open, but its beauty is deceiving. And the USGA sets up the golf course, so expect a grueling challenge, especially with these tricky greens — some of which are about as natural-looking as the surface of the moon — and strong winds.

The USGA is also quite deft at putting together great pairings for the first two rounds. 2012 USWO champ Na Yeon Choi will play with 2012 U.S. Amateur champ Lydia Ko, who is also only 16 years old, and Brittany Lincicome.

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Jun
12
2013

It takes a long time to play 18 holes. Golf has been a slow game for decades — from the amateur game to the pro tours. And it’s no secret that due to the grueling, hardest test of the year, the U.S. Open moves at a sluggish pace. Well, change is coming! (But almost certainly not this week at Merion.)

After its year-long study (slow-playing slow play!), the USGA announced on Wednesday their pace-of-play awareness and public education campaign, which will include a series of new PSAs featuring Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, Clint Eastwood, Annika Sorenstam, Paula Creamer and Butch Harmon. 

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Sep
17
2012

Shin back on top

During a week filled with miserable — and almost comical — weather and poor management decisions, Jiyai Shin shined on her way to a record nine-shot win at Royal Liverpool Club in Hoylake, England, to capture her second Women’s British Open title. I’m not sure what’s most mind-blowing and inspiring — the margin of victory; winning the LPGA tourney in a nine-hole playoff against Paula Creamer on the other side of the Atlantic less than a week before; missing two months this summer after enduring hand surgery.

Um, all of the above?

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Sep
25
2011

Heart, sweat and tears

Karen Stupples won the 12th match on Sunday to give the Europeans a one-point advantage 9-8 over the Americans. And she didn’t even have to hit a shot. Her slated opponent American Cristie Kerr was forced to withdraw due to a wrist injury and forfeited the match:

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