“She’ll be able to hit the ball a little higher going into the greens with the 7-wood,” said Creamer’s caddie, Colin Cann, “and she’ll be able control her distance better. “That’s important because these greens are very undulating.”
Creamer, who’s battling an injured left thumb, normally plays with 19- and 22-degree TaylorMade Rescue Dual hybrids, but the added length of the woods should help elevate the ball even more, says TaylorMade LPGA Tour rep Brian Rhattigan. That will be a big plus on the par-3s at Saucon Valley (three measure more than 165 yards, including the devilish 210-yard 9th hole) and from out of the thick, lush rough. There’s a slight chance of a shower today and Wednesday, but the forecast for the rest of the week looks sunny and dry, a stark contrast to all of the rain the men received a few weeks ago at Bethpage Black.
“She’ll get a little higher launch with the woods, so the ball will sit down on the greens better,” said Rhattigan.