Paula Creamer says "Think Pink"
Paula Creamer picked up her fifth LPGA win yesterday at the Fields Open, making four birdies in the last five holes to edge out leader Jeong Jang on the eighteenth. It was Creamer’s second win in Hawaii, following last year’s win at the season-opening SBS Open.
She’s always been known for her penchant for pink?hence her nickname, the Pink Panther. But now she’s taking it a step further, with a pink ball and a final-round pink hat for her caddie?a cue from Tiger, perhaps? “He likes it, I think, secretly,” says Paula. “It means we’re in the hunt, in contention.” Uh huh, you keep telling yourself that, girlfriend. I’m sure he agrees to wear the hat because he secretly likes it, not because he wants to keep collecting his paycheck or anything.
Personally, while I question the pink caddie-topper, I’m all for the pink ball. I love Precept’s color collection?blue, yellow, pink, a veritable rainbow of pastels. How better to make a Girl Power statement on the course? “If we’re going with a pink ball, we’re going pink,” says Paula. “This thing, it’s awesome. I like it. No one is out there with a pink ball.”
The Pink Panther made four birdies on the last five holes to win the Fields Open.
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It interesting to note that you did not list her as one of your 5 reasons to watch the final round. She is reason # 1 for many people. Of course with your obsession of MW you might not understand this. It is also interesting to note you say almost nothing about the steady play of Paula Creamer or the quality of her golf that makes her a winner.
Thankfully since the final field was in leader order we did not have to endure the ridiculous coverage of MW as she finished dead last as the broadcast was in its early stages.
I am puzzled by your comments regarding women. Why is it wrong to question Jennifer on why she lacks substance in her comments on Paula. I think Paula deserves credit for her quality of golf and her determination to win.
As for MW I happen to like her but not how her career has been handled. I would hope that her promise is not completely lost. I think even though last year was quite difficult for her it will help her in the future.
If Jennifer has an obsession of MW is a subjective opinion that I am entitled to as you are yours. It was not just the book but many of the, in my humble opinion, over the top blogs about Michelle when she would do the least little thing good it seemed blown out of proportion.
I look forward to a colorful interesting year for the LPGA. Annika playing well, Paula playing well and Lorena ready to show she should be #1.
We all love Mario, wish we had only met Mario 10 years earlier, yearn for the day we'll get to go to lunch with her (oh wait, maybe that's just me and Cheap Bastard) ... but let's be real, if Michelle Wie has a bad day, Super Mario does not see it. She won't write about it. It didn't happen in her world.
Which is fine. But let's not pretend otherwise. It's a little more than a author just trying to sell a book. That's insulting to Mario. This isn't a commerce decision on her part. It seems like it's a this is how I want to conduct myself decision (not that I'm speaking for her).
Think John Feinstein doesn't write anything bad about Bob Knight because he wrote a book about Knight?
Again, this is Mario's blog though. She's entitled to write about whatever she wants and not write about whatever she wants. It's her opinions.
In conclusion, I guess I realized that Ron Mon is the villian here. Again. It's insulting to charge that Mario sees no Wie wrongs because she wants to sell books. I don't buy it.
It's because she's Wie nice.
Joe R, sorry if I didn't give substantive analysis of Paula's performance--I thought it was stellar, and she showed serious guts those last few holes to overtake Jang. But this is a blog, and substantive analysis has more place in a column, feature, or news item than in a blog. In blogs you get to talk about things like pink golf balls--while giving a shout-out to a five-time winner.
Oh, and by the way, I didn't see anything misogynistic in Joe's comment, RonMon. He complained that I didn't talk about Paula enough and my gender never came into play at all. But I appreciate your chivalrous leap to my defense nonetheless.
As for Baldwin's theory that I'm "Wie nice," what can I say, my mom taught me "If you can't say anything nice,...." I also don't harp on poor performances by Annika, Morgan Pressel, or anyone, really. I just don't see the point.
Meanwhile, it's not like there's a shortage of Wie-critical bloggers if that's what you're looking for.
But Baldwin, you have my number--call me about that lunch.
Thank you for the clarification between the blog and a column. I also appreciate your comment about harping on poor performances....there is no point as everyone has them sometime.
I am glad you understood that gender was not at all an issue in my first comment. Have a fun lunch with Baldwin, sorry I can't be there.
Personally, I like the head cover better than the ball. Of course, that's my bias because I'm old enough to remember when the Pink Panther cartoons were shown in theaters prior to movies.
Something's put 'ronmon' off his feed recently...nearly all of his posts are either vindictive rants or (like this one) miss the point by a wide margin....I guess he should just stick to book reports.
If Baldwin calls you for a lunch date, be sure you take your credit card.
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