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.
Green Jacket Auctions has temporarily complied with a demand from Augusta National Golf Club to remove three green jackets from its bidding site, including Byron Nelson's jacket that was likely going to fetch $150,000 or more. The auction site didn't really have a choice, though, after ANGC filed a lawsuit and a judge agreed with the club. Here is the report from ESPN. A judge on Thursday temporarily halted the sale of a Masters champion's green jacket and other items from Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters golf tournament by a golf memorabilia company. U.S. District Chief Judge J. Randal Hall said the club's policy concerning the jackets weighs in its favor and that there were sales