WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The Solheim Cup, more than any other event, makes Paula Creamer summon her best. The red, white and blue. The crowds. Her team. Her partner. Creamer lives to play in this event. Two years ago in Germany, Creamer was a questionable captain’s selection. She delivered a 2-2 performance. This year, she wasn’t a captain’s selection, but was added to the team when Jessica Korda pulled out because of a forearm injury. She’s paired with rookie Austin Ernst to collect a 2-1 record. “All those Twitter people out there that told me that I shouldn’t have picked Paula, shame on you,” U.S. captain Juli Inkster quipped. This is Creamer’s seventh consecutive Solheim Cup. Her two victories
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The news emerging from back rooms at this Solheim Cup is potentially doubly good for the struggling Ladies European Tour. LPGA commissioner Mike Whan told GolfChannel.com that he is seriously interested in “helping” the LET and has already initiated discussions, with the tours coming together formally for the first time at the Aberdeen Asset Scottish Ladies Open three weeks ago when Whan met with LET board members. Whan and his staff agreed to formulate a plan to present to LET board members before the year’s end in what could potentially bring the LET under the LPGA’s umbrella, though Whan said no specific plan is being worked through yet and he’s open to creative options.
There’s an endless stream of ways to putt, but that doesn’t mean a particularly peculiar method won’t catch other golfers’ eyes. Ollie Schniederjans fired a 7-under 63 on Friday at the Wyndham Championship to move himself into contention (he’s currently two back heading into the weekend). A former World Amateur No. 1, Schniederjans has usually sported a pretty conventional game. He has been the rare PGA Tour player to go without a hat, but that’s a unique fashion choice rather than something peculiar about his play. But here’s something that really might capture your attention … Schniederjans employing a one-handed finish on a putt at the Wyndham Championship: OK, yeah that’s not something you