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
When Doug Ghim's winning putt dropped on the 17th hole of his U.S. Amateur semifinal, he immediately realized he has a second chance at a missed opportunity. Ghim narrowly lost the chance to play in the Masters in 2014 when he blew a lead on the final hole of the U.S. Public Links Amateur, a failure that annoys and motivates the University of Texas senior to this day. After reaching the final of the U.S. Amateur along with Doc Redman on Saturday, he is almost certain to get an invitation to play at Augusta next year.
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