Inside the Ropes Paula Creamer Lady in Pink


Paula Creamer is a force to be reckoned with in womens golf. At 19 years-old she has quickly become a standout on the course.
After cutting her teeth on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) circuit as an amateur, Creamer racked up 11 National Tournament wins. This includes being named the 2003 AJGA Player of the Year.
When August 5th came in 2004, Paulas 18th birthday, she wasted no time signing up for LPGA Qualifying School. This marked Paulas coming out party as she blew away the competition by five strokes, winning the Qualifying School.
Lets do a run-down of Creamers career this year featuring the highlights. So far Miss Creamer has captured the trophy at the Sybase Classic in New York this past May, won the Evian Masters in July, qualified to be on the Solheim Cup team for the U.S., and won the 2005 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year. Did I mention that during all of this she found time to graduate from high school in May?
Not only is Creamer bringing her A-Game to the Tour, but also her flair for fashion. Its not hard to spot her on the practice range as shes usually dressed almost head-to-toe in her favorite color, pink. And why shouldnt she, she is after all still a teenager. I will bet that we will see quite a few up-and-coming female players take her fashion lead as she tries to bring back hair ribbons, and my personal favorite, sweat bands that coordinate to her outfits.
But dont let the pink fool you, she is a firecracker. In the weeks leading up to the Solheim Cup, Creamer gave a verbal smack down to the European Team. Creamer made a statement warning the Europeans to expect defeat at the competition and promising that the U.S. would win back the Cup. These were not just rookie words speaking, but words from a player that will not back down in competition. Bringing a game to back up the statement, the U.S. team won the Solheim Cup and brought a skilled, young player to the forefront.
As the 2005 golf season winds down we can only hope that 2006 will bring more tournament wins for our fashionable and talented Miss Creamer.