35 Facts About Paula Creamer


Paula Creamer has been as high as number 2 in the Women's World Golf Rankings.

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Paula Creamer joined the LPGA Tour in the 2005 season, and her victory in that year's Sybase Classic made her the LPGA's second-youngest event winner.

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Paula Creamer was born in Mountain View, California, and raised in Pleasanton, the only child of an airline pilot father and stay-at-home mother.

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Paula Creamer participated in acrobatic dancing and gymnastics during her childhood, and started playing golf when she was 10 years old.

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On two occasions, Paula Creamer played on the United States team in the Junior Solheim Cup.

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Paula Creamer was a semi-finalist in the 2003 U S Girls' Junior and U S Women's Amateur, and reached the same stage of both events the following year.

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In June 2004 Paula Creamer placed second in the LPGA Tour's ShopRite LPGA Classic, finishing one stroke behind Cristie Kerr.

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In December 2004 Paula Creamer won the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament by five strokes to secure membership on the Tour for the 2005 season.

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Paula Creamer opted to turn professional immediately after the event at the age of 18.

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Paula Creamer became the youngest winner of a multiple-round tournament in LPGA history.

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Paula Creamer won the LPGA Rookie of the Year award for her season, in which she earned over $1.

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Paula Creamer did not win a tournament, and was hampered by wrist and foot injuries during the year.

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Paula Creamer played in her second Solheim Cup, leading both sides in points earned.

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The following week, Paula Creamer bounced back at the SemGroup Championship by defeating Juli Inkster in a playoff.

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At the LPGA Playoffs at the ADT, the last event of the 2008 season, Paula Creamer was hospitalized with a stomach ailment, which was originally thought to be peritonitis.

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Paula Creamer finished 10th on the 2009 LPGA money list with earnings of over $1.

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Paula Creamer withdrew from the first event of the 2010 season with a left thumb injury, which she had first sustained in June 2009 at the Wegmans LPGA tournament.

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Paula Creamer was the only golfer under par for the tournament, with a score of 3-under-par, four strokes ahead of Suzann Pettersen and Na Yeon Choi.

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Paula Creamer did not win a tournament during the 2011 season, though she did have seven top-five finishes and 10 top-10 finishes.

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At the 2012 Kingsmill Championship, Paula Creamer finished the tournament tied with Jiyai Shin, and the two entered a playoff.

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Paula Creamer bogeyed the ninth playoff hole, losing to Shin's par.

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Paula Creamer's 2014 began with two T-3 finishes in her first two tournaments, the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open and the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.

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Paula Creamer changed swing instructors before the start of the 2016 season.

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At the first LPGA tournament of 2016, Paula Creamer posted a top-five result at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.

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Paula Creamer tied for fourth place at the JTBC Founders Cup, before going into an extended slump in performance in which she missed the cut seven times.

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At one point at the 2017 season, Creamer missed the cut four times in five tournaments, including the U S Women's Open.

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Paula Creamer was forced to play in a qualifier to earn a spot in the Women's British Open, and did not make the initial 2017 Solheim Cup team.

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Paula Creamer had one top-10 finish in 2017, a tie for seventh at the ShopRite LPGA Classic.

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Paula Creamer had two top-10 results in 2019, with a tie for sixth at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational her best finish.

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Paula Creamer ranked outside the top 100 in putts per round in 2012, and Golf World magazine's Ryan Herrington described her putting as "sometimes balky".

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Paula Creamer uses a Pink Panther club head cover, in a nod to her nickname.

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Paula Creamer graduated from the IMG Pendleton School the week after her first LPGA victory in 2005.

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Paula Creamer has endorsement deals with companies including TaylorMade-adidas, Citizen Watch Co.

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Since 2005 Paula Creamer has done charitable work for The First Tee, an organization that benefits junior golfers.

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Paula Creamer has a foundation that aids junior golfers and military families.

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