Dramatic 75-foot putt lifts Creamer to first win since 2010 U.S. Women’s Open
BASINGSTOKE, Hants. (3 March, 2014) – The old golf saying “drive for show and putt for dough” was on real-time display at the Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore, site of the 2014 HSBC Women’s Champions event. TaylorMade-adidas Golf Tour staff professional Paula Creamer (@ThePCreamer) bombed her tee shots using the new TaylorMade JetSpeed driver and relied on steady putting, including an unthinkable 75-foot birdie putt to capture the event in the second playoff hole.
Trailing the leader four strokes entering the final round, Creamer chipped away and eventually pulled even and into a playoff. Creamer and her opponent played the Par-5 No. 18 twice in the playoff. After a par the first time around, Creamer nailed the green in regulation setting up one of the best birdie putts of her career –
The win was Creamer’s first since the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open. It also moves her into first place for the Race to CME Globe, a season-long points competition that debuted this season.
“It might be one of my favourite wins, and that’s going — taking a pretty big leap right there,” said Creamer. “But you know, it has, it’s been almost three years and you know, so much has happened…It has been coming and it just shows your perseverance. That’s why I love the game. I work hard for this reason. And holding that trophy, gosh, it was so nice.”
Creamer became the third TMaG staffer to win an LPGA event in the last four weeks. Last week Anna Nordqvist (@ANordqvist) won the Honda LPGA Thailand Championship. Last month, Jessica Korda (@JessicaKorda) captured the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.
TaylorMade was the No. 1 driver, fairway and iron brand played at the event.
In Paula’s Bag:
Driver: Jetspeed 10.5
Fairway: RBZ Stage 2 15.0 & 19.0 degrees
Hybrid: Adams IDEA super 9031
Irons: RocketBladez Tour 5-9 and PW
Wedges: TP XFT ZTP 50 & 54 degree
Putter: Ghost Daytona 12
Apparel: adidas Puremotion
Footwear: adidas adistar