Creamer out for LPGAs American opener


Paula Creamer won’t be ready for a return from injury when the LPGA makes its American start next week at the Kia Classic at La Costa in Carlsbad, Calif.

Creamer, out with a stretched ligament in her left thumb, needs more time to recover. She withdrew from the season-opener in Thailand a month ago and is in therapy. She originally hurt the thumb last June making a swing from the rough at the Wegmans LPGA.

“I am bummed, but I am working hard to get my thumb back,” Creamer said in a tweet.

It’s unclear if she’ll be ready for the year’s first major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship, in two weeks.