Player Biography

PAULA CREAMER

Birthdate: August 5, 1986

Birthplace: Mountain View, Calif.

Age: 20 Ht: 5'9"

Home: Pleasanton, Calif.

Turned Professional: 2004


Joined LPGA Tour: 2005

LPGA Tour Wins: 3 - 2005 Sybase Classic, Evian Masters, 2007 SBS Open At Turtle Bay

Player Notes: Was one of the country’s top female amateurs in 2004 and was named the 2004 Amateur of the Year by both Golfweek and Golf Digest. Simultaneously, Creamer was named the 2003 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Player of the Year. Paula was also Golfweek's and Golf Digest's 2003 Junior of the Year…Semifinalist at both the 2003 and 2004 U.S. Women's Amateurs and the U.S. Girls' Junior. She won a total of 19 amateur titles, including 11 AJGA tournaments…Member victorious 2004 USA Curtis Cup and the 2003 Spirit teams...Represented the USA at the 2004 Women’s World Amateur Team Championship in Puerto Rico and was on the 2002 (victorious) and the 2003 U.S. PING Junior Solheim Cup squards…As an amateur she played in 10 LPGA events from 2003-04 and posted five top-20 finishes…Posted her top LPGA finish at the 2004 ShopRite LPGA Classic, where she finished second, one shot behind Cristie Kerr. Her additional top finishes in LPGA competition include a tie for 13th (tie for low amateur) at the 2004 U.S. Women's Open; 13th at the Wegmans Rochester LPGA Presented by Lincoln Mercury; tied for 18th at the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open; and 18th at the Wendy's Championship for Children…Started playing golf at the age of 10...Credits Larry O'Leary, David Kern, Jonathon Hughes, Ian Segneri and especially David Whelan and her mother and father as the individuals most influencing her career...Enjoys fashion, shopping, movies and music...Qualified for the Tour on her first attempt.

Professional Highlights

2006

• Recorded 14 top-10 finishes, including a season-best tie for second at The Mitchell Company LPGA

Tournament of Champions presented by Kathy Ireland Worldwide, where she tied her career-low 64 in the

opening round (became the fastest player in LPGA history to reach that milestone).

• Also tied her career-low 64 during the second round of the LPGA Takefuji Classic, where she tied for sixth.

• Finished third at the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by Kroger and at the Corona Morelia

Championship, and tied for fourth at the MasterCard Classic Honoring Alejo Peralta and at the Michelob

ULTRA Open at Kingsmill.

• Crossed the $2 million mark in career earnings at the HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship,

where she finished fourth, becoming the fastest player in LPGA history to reach that milestone.

• Crossed the $1 million mark in season earnings for the second consecutive season to set an LPGA record

for the most money earned in a season without a victory with $1,076,163. (Record was previously set by

Natalie Gulbis in 2005).

2006 Stats (rank)

Rds under par: 59/95 (5) Rds in the 60s: 34/95 (5) Birdies: 351 (3)

Eagles: 6 (12) Greens in reg: 72.6% (6) Driving accuracy: 72.1% (63)

Sand saves: 37.5% (83) Putts per GIR: 1.77 (11) Driving avg: 256.6 (40)

2005

• Four days before graduating from high school, made a 17-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the Sybase

Classic presented by Lincoln Mercury and become the youngest winner of a multi-round event in history at

the age of 18 years, 9 months and 17 days.

• Two months later, won the Evian Masters by eight shots to become the youngest (18 years, 11 months and

18 days) and fastest (4 months, 27 days) player to reach $1 million in career earnings.

• Became the first LPGA Tour rookie and youngest player ever to qualify for The Solheim Cup, finishing

eighth in the U.S. point standings after only one season in which to earn points; Creamer went 3-1-1,

earning the most points for the victorious U.S. Team, and in her singles match against Laura Davies, which

she won 7&5, set the record for most birdies (7) and best front-nine score (30).

• With her tie for second at the Wendy’s Championship for Children, one of four runner-up finishes, clinched

Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year honors, even with four events remaining in which to earn points;

finished the rookie race 664 points ahead of Meena Lee, her closest competitor.

• Set an LPGA record for most money earned by a rookie at $1,531,780, breaking Karrie Webb’s 1996 mark

of $1,002,000.

• Carded a career-low 64 during the final round of the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic Presented by

Kroger, where she tied for fifth, one of 11 top-10 finishes.

• Finished the season tied for first in putts per greens in regulation (1.75).

• Won the NEC Karuizawa and the Masters GC Ladies, events on the LPGA of Japan (JLPGA).

2005 Stats (rank)

Rds under par: 45/85 (6) Rds in the 60s: 29/85 (3) Birdies: 322 (4)

Eagles: 5 (13) Greens in reg: 72.7% (4) Driving accuracy: 76.4% (39)

Sand saves: 46.8% (18) Putts per GIR: 1.75 (1) Driving avg: 248.6 (65)

Career Highlights

• In 2004, as an amateur, she became both the youngest ever and the first amateur to win the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament Presented by American Airlines. Her five shot victory earned exempt status for the 2005 season; Paula turned professional immediately following the final round.