Born: August 5, 1986
Height: 5 ft 9 in
Birthplace: Mountain View, California
Turned Pro: 2004
Sponsors: Taylor Made-adidas, Bridgestone, Citizen Watch Co., Ricoh
The only child of an airline pilot and stay-at-home mom, Paula Creamer was introduced to golf early and often. Her childhood home was looked out over the first tee of Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton, California. Creamer began playing seriously as a ten-year old and was a noticeable talent before she became a teenager. When it was all finished, Creamer captured 19 national titles in her amateur career.
Turning professional out of high school was a foregone conclusion. Creamer jump-started her career by winning the LPGA qualifying tournament at the end of 2004, thus earning her LPGA card for the 2005 season.
In her first season, Creamer won four times and became the youngest and quickest female golfer to reach $1 million in earnings. She won Rookie of the Year honors and finished second, behind Annika Sorenstam, on the LPGA money list. She was also ranked the #2 golfer in the world in the inaugural Women’s World Golf Rankings.
Creamer suffered a sophomore slump in her second season on tour, but rebounded in 2007 and 2008, winning six more titles.
In 2010, Creamer battled back from a string of nagging injuries and won her first Major championship – the U.S. Women’s Open – by four shots over Na Yeon Choi and Suzann Pettersen. The win gave Creamer her single biggest payday on tour to date, $585,000.
Creamer recorded several top tens and played well but failed to record a win for a three year span from 2011 to 2013. Creamer captured her 10th LPGA title in 2014 at the HSBC Women’s Championship defeating Azahara Munoz in a playoff.
Creamer has recorded 15 top tens in golf’s Major championship events. Her best performance outside of her win in the Women’s U.S. Open, are two 3rd place finishes in the Women’s British Open and the Women’s PGA Championship.