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Creamer 'almost fell over' meeting Phelps

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Americans Paula Creamer and Stacy Lewis combined to make eight birdies winning their fourballs match Friday at the International Crown, but Creamer said her biggest thrill came walking between the eighth and ninth holes.

“The highlight of the day was Michael Phelps, shaking Michael Phelps' hand,” Creamer said. “I haven't washed my hand yet.”


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Creamer said she was surprised to see the Olympic gold medalist swimmer reach out to encourage her and Lewis.

“I almost fell over,” Creamer said.

When Cristie Kerr said she didn’t see Phelps in the crowd, Creamer cracked: “How could you miss him? Here you can touch my hand.”