Who Is Paula Creamer?


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Paula Creamer is an American golfer who is a member of the Ladies Professional Golf Association. As of 2015, Creamer has earned over $11 million dollars as a professional golfer. She was the LPGA rookie of the year in 2005, and as of 2015 has won 10 LPGA tournaments.

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Paula Creamer was born in California in 1986. Her parents, Karen and Paul Creamer, have encouraged and supported her with her career since she first showed an interest in playing golf. In late 2014, Creamer married commercial airline pilot Derek Heath.

Creamer started playing golf when she was 10 years old. She played amateur golf throughout her teenage years, winning many American Junior Golf Association tournaments. In 2003 and 2004, she was the organization's top-ranked amateur player and was the AJGA player of the year in 2003. Creamer began playing golf in California, but moved to Florida in 2000 to attend IGM Academy, a private boarding school and athletic training institute.

Throughout her professional career, Creamer has been a vocal proponent of expanding women's golf with more visible women's tournaments and by recruiting the future generation of women golfers. Her annual event, Paula 4 Kids, raises money for The First Tee of Sarasota/Manatee, a non-profit organization that teaches golf and life skills to youth.

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