Sunday, November 11, 2007
Creamer Takes Tournament of Champions by Storm for Second Win of Season
Paula Creamer lapped the field at the Tournament of Champions, cementing her status as the #3 women's golfer in the world. Creamer's first bogey in 62 holes--which broke Lorena Ochoa's earlier bogey-free streak of 53 holes--on her final hole of the tournament kept her from tying or breaking Ochoa's -21 total from last year, but she still finished 8 shots ahead of Birdie Kim (-12) and 10 shots ahead of Annika Sorenstam, Natalie Gulbis, and Pat Hurst, the only other players to reach double digits under par in the field. Whether Creamer could surpass Ochoa's record-setting score was really the only question mark all day, since the only people who could beat her 68 on Sunday--Jimin Kang and Catriona Matthew (65), Christina Kim (66), and Hee-Won Han (67)--started the day light-years behind her. Perhaps 2008 will be The Year of the Creamer!