While Asians have flourished in LPGA events staged on U.S. soil the last decade, the same can’t be said for U.S.-born players trying to win on the tour’s Asian swing.
Since then, U.S.-born players are 0 for 36 trying to win LPGA tournaments in Asia.
With the tour in South Korea for the Hana Bank Championship this week, Paula Creamer is the best-positioned American to end the drought. Creamer is tied for fifth, opening Friday with a 4-under-par 68, leaving her three shots behind front-running Yani Tseng. Creamer is the only American among the top 15.