BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Paula Creamer's mother, Karen, waited at the exit to the practice putting green Saturday afternoon before the final pairing went off in the third round of the U.S. Women's Open.
'Got to give Paula a kiss before she starts or I'm in trouble,' she said.
Routines are important in golf.
We've got a white-hat and black-hat thing going on in the final twosome with Creamer in a white painter's-type cap and Cristie Kerr in a black golf cap, but there's no hero vs. villain thing in the minds of fans. They're loving that two Americans are setting the pace. Creamer is wearing an American flag pin on the right collar of her shirt. The crowd down the first fairway at Saucon Valley is massive.