Category: Paula Creamer

February 26, 2013

Paula Creamer, Ai Miyazato injured in Thailand car accident

Posted at 1:14 PM by Samantha Glover

Petterson_wreckPhotograph by Suzann Pettersen

Paula Creamer and her caddie were injured in a car accident in Thailand, according to the Golf Channel's Randell Mell.

Paula Creamer and her caddie, Colin Cann, sustained minor injuries in a car accident Sunday night when they found themselves in the middle of a five-car pileup on their way to the Bangkok airport after the Honda LPGA Thailand event.

In addition to Creamer and Cann, Ai Miyazato and Suzann Pettersen were also involved in the five-car pileup on the highway. According to Mell, Miyazato's car was in the accident, while Pettersen and her mother narrowly missed it.

Creamer was in the front seat of a VIP car, and though she was wearing a seatbelt, she said her air bag did not deploy. She and Miyazato visited a hospital in Singapore after their flight landed for this week’s HSBC Champions. Creamer said doctors told her she did not suffer a concussion, but she did suffer moderate whiplash and has a sore shoulder.

Creamer reported Cann, who was in the back seat, has a sore neck and shoulders.

“I will probably be sore for several weeks,” Creamer tweeted. “We were very lucky. Hope to be able to play this week.”

Pettersen, who wrote about accident on her blog, said that speed might have been a factor in the crash:

On our way to the airport we were in a car accident! Paula , Ai , my mum and myself with the rest of our entourage! We were driving on the highway pretty fast and at times maybe to ruff. Meaning , no room for errors what so ever ! And it was just a matter of time we must say before something actually happend! Don’t know how it all went down, but in a split second the entourage of our 5 cars was all crushed together! Paula said she felt like a ping ping ball being hit from both ends pretty hard! I was in the last car and manage somehow to just miss the rest! Out of all the cars , the car I was in was the only car suited to take us to the airport! We are just happy no one got more seriously injured from the impact! Ai and Paula and some of the guys had some pain in their necks! It was a scary split second, where u realize how quick it can go!

I took a picture in the car just before the incident, not knowing what was just about to happend! We were all lucky this time;)

All the players involved in the accident hope to compete in the HSBC Women's Champions event in Singapore this week, according to a statement on

"With great concern for the players, caddies and families involved, we've been working through the necessary channels to gather available and accurate information beyond the original wire report... although follow up information trickled in slowly as players traveled from Thailand to Singapore. At this point, we've now been in contact with each of the players involved and their representatives. We're glad to report that there are no serious injuries. Paula and Ai have been seen by doctors, x-rays have checked out ok, and each is receiving excellent follow up care. All players say they are hopeful of competing this week at the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore. We will update as necessary."

November 23, 2012

Twitter Round Up: Thanksgiving tweets from the Golden Bear, Bubba Watson, Paula Creamer and more

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November 07, 2012

Twitter Round Up: Golfers on the 2012 Presidential Election

Posted at 12:20 PM by

Here's a look at some election tweets from the golf world:


October 08, 2012

Tweets of the Week: Golfers talk politics, football and more

Posted at 12:52 PM by

Without giving their personal opinions, golfers made it clear that they tuned in to the presidential debate:

NCAA and NFL football are on the minds of many golfers:

Players competing in the Turkish Airlines World Golf Finals have arrived in Antalya:

LPGA players traveled to Asia, where the next four LPGA events will be held:

September 12, 2012

Teen Phenoms Ko, Thompson paired together at Women's British Open

Posted at 10:27 AM by Mark Dee

Teenagers Lydia Ko, 15, and Lexi Thompson, 17, will play together through the first two rounds of the Ricoh Women's British Open, which begins Thursday at Royal Liverpool in England. The two will be chaperoned by Kaori Ohe, who rounds out the group.

Ko, the amateur from New Zealand, stormed the LPGA Tour when she won the Canadian Women's Open by three at the end of August. The win made her the tour's youngest champion, and the first amateur to win on the LPGA since 1969.

By comparison, Thompson is an old war horse: She was born in 1995 (1997 for Ko) and turn pro in 2010. This is her first full year on the LPGA Tour.

Other headline pairings at Hoylake include the group of world No. 1 Yani Tseng playing alongside No. 5 Ai Miyazato and Paula Creamer, who is fresh off her Sisyphean playoff loss at Kingsmill. She and Jiyai Shin were still tied after playing the 18th hole eight times before darkness fell on Sunday. They resumed the playoff Monday morning on the par-4 sixth hole, where Creamer made bogey to lose.

For complete pairings, check the tournament's official website.

July 31, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Watch Keegan Bradley, Paula Creamer and more talk about the 2016 Olympics

Posted at 11:47 AM by Mark Dee

Golf's return to the Olympics in Rio is four years off. That's 16 majors away. The Olympic golf course has yet to be built.

Which means it must be time for the NBC family of networks to start their deluge of promotional material. In a press release issued Monday, The Golf Channel rolled out its first round of 30-second video spots for a series entitled "Golf's Return to the Olympics." Be prepared for more:

"In media, there is nothing as powerful as the Olympic Games and Golf Channel plans to follow the most compelling storylines as golf returns to the Olympics in 2016,” said Golf Channel President Mike McCarley. “We'll tell the stories about which golfers will represent their countries and who will have to stay home. We'll cover the construction of the Olympic golf course in Rio and the profound, positive effect that the Olympics will have on golf’s global growth."

Golf Channel is joining other networks in the NBCUniversal family promoting the London Olympics, while also looking forward to the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, when golf will return after a 112-year absence. Golf was last an Olympic sport at the 1904 Games in St. Louis. The vignettes also will air on NBC Sports Network.

So far, videos include American's Keegan Bradley and Paula Creamer, Spaniard Belen Mozo, and South African Trevor Immelman. They're half-interview, half sales-pitch, set to alternating mystical or motivational back tracks. For their part, the athletes interviewed say they're excited. So is NBC. See for yourself below.

July 30, 2012

Tweets of the Week: Golfers at the Olympics, Couples wins Senior British Open and more

Posted at 4:45 PM by Jillian Whalen

Fred Couples won the 2012 Senior British Open at Turnberry this weekend.

Several pros are following the Olympics:

Graeme McDowell and Justin Rose celebrated their birthdays.

Some of the LPGA ladies shared pictures from the final night of the Evian Masters Tournament.

July 10, 2012

Truth & Rumors: Watch Rory McIlroy complete 'Crossbar Challenge'

Posted at 12:06 PM by Mark Dee

Anyone who thinks Rory McIlroy has been off his form recently is just watching the wrong game. Or, more accurately, watching him play the wrong game.

McIlroy brought a little "footie" to the range Monday, to participate in the EA Sports "Crossbar Challenge." What is this "Crossbar Challenge," you ask? Fair question. According to Sean Nolan at (an Irish website for "Man Stuff"), it involves hitting a golf ball off the top of a soccer goal from 150 yards away. Let's watch:

And there it is. Some people have questioned McIlroy's practice habits, but this ought to put that to rest. If you can hit an elevated, horizontal bar with a punch mid-iron, then putting should be gravy, right?

Tiger and Fed share some #GOAT love
Apparently, in the laconic parlance of Twitter, it's good to be the GOAT ("greatest of all time," that is). That's what Tiger Woods called Roger Federer after his Wimbledon win -- the seventh of Fed's career. As Ray Thomas of the Daily Telegraph reports:

Comparisons to Pele, Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Jack Nicklaus, Valentino Rossi - not to mention Rod Laver in his own sport - were encouraged by a tweet by Woods after the win.

"Hats off to Murray for a great match but we saw why Fed is the #GOAT (greatest of all time)," Woods wrote.

Federer said Woods had personally contacted him almost immediately after the match.

"He was very pumped up these past couple days for me - he was very supportive," Federer, the oldest man to win Wimbledon since 31-year-old Arthur Ashe in 1975, said. "It's nice when other great athletes like this do believe in me."

Further proof that you'll never find friends better than the ones you make on the set of a Gillette Mach 2 commercial.

In other Tiger news...
Woods is responsible for the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold in New Zealand, according to Otago Daily Times. Says Tracy Roxburgh:

Owners of a Central Otago vineyard are charging their glasses after learning a bottle of their wine has been sold for one of the highest prices paid for a bottle of New Zealand wine.

A bottle of Mt Rosa's 2008 pinot noir, signed by United States golfer Tiger Woods, sold for just over $NZ10,000 at a charity auction in China to raise money for the Christchurch earthquake reconstruction.

This one falls in the category of honors Tiger really never dreamed of. Still, good cause. Wine seems like a curious item for Woods to sign, but, honestly, most of us can put it to better use than a club or a ball.

Tweet of the Week


June 19, 2012

Tweets of the Week: Webb Simpson wins 2012 U.S. Open

Posted at 11:38 AM by Jillian Whalen

Webb Simpson expressed his gratitude, and some fellow pros sent their congratulations:

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Simpson sent a picture of the 'Jungle Bird' as well:

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Amateur Beau Hossler finished tied for 29th at the U.S. Open, but the best thing that happened to him last week might just have been the proposal below:

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Father's Day was also a common theme on Sunday:

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June 04, 2012

Tweets of the Week: Tiger ties Jack, Ben Crane busts a move

Posted at 3:20 PM by Jillian Whalen

Tiger Woods won the Memorial Tournament this weekend for his 73rd PGA Tour win, tying Jack Nicklaus for the second-most wins in PGA Tour history. (Sam Snead won 82 times on the PGA Tour.)





Stacy Lewis won the ShopRite LPGA Classic this weekend. It was her second victory of 2012.



Take a look at the cool kicks the pros are wearing





We all know Ben Crane for his hilarious videos. Check out his latest impromptu dance solo and maybe you'll pick up some moves.



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