Paula Creamer returns this week to the site of one of golf’s great winning putts and celebrations.
Creamer is the defending champ at the HSBC Women’s Champions, where her reaction to winning in a playoff last year went viral on video. Creamer said in her pretournament news conference Tuesday in Singapore that watching replays of her 75-foot eagle putt to win still excites her.
“I never will get tired of that,” Creamer said.
It was Creamer’s 10th LPGA title, her first in more than three years, ending a frustrating drought of close calls. Her joy came out in a memorable celebration, a high-stepping march to the edge of the green that ended with her collapsing to her knees.
Playing a practice round with Morgan Pressel this week, Creamer said she had some fun taking a couple cracks at trying to make the putt again. She got them to 3 or 4 feet this time.
“It was neat to see a plaque on the 18th fairway, and go up there and kind of look at the green and just remembering the moment,” Creamer said.
Creamer said the victory was so important to her, she keeps the trophy at home with her U.S. Women’s Open trophy.
All her other trophies are with her parents.
“I think that says a lot,” Creamer said. “It is something that means a lot to me, and I look at it pretty much every day I'm home. I see it and it reminds me of just perseverance of working hard.”