Paula Creamer's Career in Photos
She won't turn 23 until next August, but the woman they call The Pink Panther has already become one of the LPGA Tour's biggest stars. Take a photographic look back at some of her most memorable moments on and off the course.
Although she was still an amateur, Creamer looked like a veteran as she competed in the 2003 U.S. Womens Open at Pumpkin Ridge.
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From her room at the St. Andrews Hotel, Creamer had a great view of the 17th and 18th holes.
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With Laura Diaz (left) and Nicole Castrale (right), Creamer celebrated the United States' Solheim Cup win in Sweden at the end of the 2007 season.
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Although Sorenstam is the only woman who has shot 59 in an LPGA event, Creamer clearly is aspiring to go one better.
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Sorenstam, Seri Park and Brittany Lincicome watched Creamer hit a drive down a runway during a long-drive competition at Seoul's Incheon International Airport.
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Creamer and Natalie Gulbis turned heads as they entered the Welcome Party together prior to the start of the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore.
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Creamer has a home in Isleworthan exclusive Windemere, Fla., communitywhich competes each year in a charity golf match against Lake Nona, another athelte-rich housing community in the Orlando area.
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Creamer was paired with tennis star James Blake in the 2008 Stanford International Pro-Am.
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Although her week was filled with smiles, after losing in a playoff to Sorenstam, Creamer was very disappointed.
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The following week, Creamer found herself in another playoff at the SemGroup Championship. But this time Creamer won, defeating Juli Inkster on the second hole.
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After shooting 70-72-69, Creamer started Sunday at the 2008 U.S. Women's Open only one shot off the lead and was eager to get going.
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Instead of winning her first major, Creamer's fourth-round 78 left her tied for fifth at the 2008 U.S. Open at Interlachen Country Club.
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The mascot of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic is the Pink Panther, so it should come as no surprised that Creamer won the event in 2008.
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Like other LPGA players, Creamer was head-over-heels about playing the 2007 British Womens Open on The Olde Course at St. Andrews.
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Although she finished tied for 16th, Creamer was a crowd favorite at Pine Needles during the 2007 U.S. Womens Open.
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Tennis star Nicole Vaidisova and Creamer celebrated Vaidisova's 18th birthday at New York nightclub Stereo in April, 2007
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As an amateur, Creamer finished second at the LPGA Tour's 2004 Shoprite Classic after receiving a sponsor's exemption into the event.
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Putting her amateur career behind her, Creamer turned pro after winning the 2004 LPGA Tour Qualifying School. She posed for photos before one of her first events as a professional, the MasterCard Classic in Mexico City.
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Creamer's first LPGA Tour win came in her rookie season at the 2005 Sybase Classic.
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Creamer's second win came at the 2005 Evian Masters in France.
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While playing in the 2005 Ladies British Open at Royal Birkdale, Creamer earned not only her first top-20 finish in a major (she tied for 19th), but style points too.
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After the 2005 season concluded, Creamer won the Louis Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award. Annika Sorenstam was voted Player of the Year.
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In the inaugural Women's World Golf Ranking, released in 2006, Creamer was ranked second behind Sorenstam.
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Coming off her Rookie of the Year season, Creamer was a celebrity at the 2006 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando.
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During a fog delay during the 2006 U.S. Open, Creamer and Michelle Wie had a chat on a balcony at Newport Country Club
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Creamer returned to Great Britian in 2006 to compete in the Ladies British Open at Royal Lytham. She also returned to her high-socks look en route to finishing tied for 16th.
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While she failed to win a tournament in her second season on the LPGA Tour, Creamer had a lot of fans supporting her.
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After holing a 40-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole, Creamer defeated Julieta Granada by one stroke to win the 2007 SBS Open at Turtle Bay.
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Creamer beat Song-Hee Kim by a stroke at the 2008 Samsung World Championship.
More Paula Creamer:
• Paula Creamer Home Page
• Paula Creamer wins 2008 Samsung World Championship
• Creamer rallies to wins 2008 Fields Open
• Creamer wins 2007 Tournament of Champions
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