Rough times for Creamer


PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Paula Creamer likes Locust Hill Country Club, home to this week’s LPGA Championship, but the rough’s a lot deeper than players were used to seeing here at the Wegmans LPGA and that poses additional problems for Creamer.

“In this rough, you need to take some big swings, and my thumb’s not ready for that,” Creamer said.

Creamer, 23, had reconstructive surgery on her left thumb ligament on March 31. She returned to the LPGA at last week’s Shoprite LPGA Classic and finished seventh.

“My thumb was talking to me a little bit on Monday,” she said.

Creamer is seeking to win her first major in her 24th try.

“It’s just a matter of time,” Creamer said.