VIDEO: Creamer on HSBC win: 'Grinded it'
Paula Creamer's emotions ran high Sunday not only because of her 75-footer for eagle to claim the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore, but also because of the fight that got her to that point, she said after her win.
"I hate to lose; I'm so competitive," Creamer said in the HSBC's video on YouTube (mobile readers can see the video here). "There's nothing better than putting pressure on yourself. There's nothing better than working hard and having those moments and having those opportunities to come out and push yourself."
". . . I fought hard the last five holes. I really did. I grinded it as much as I possibly could."
PHOTOS: Paula Creamer wins HSBC Champions
Paula Creamer celebrates making a 75-foot eagle putt on the second playoff hole to beat Azahara Munoz, winning her first LPGA title since the 2010 U.S. Women's Open.
The putt got all the highlight-reel space, but Creamer made clear that the big stick was just as important as the flatstick in completing the eagle. The 18th fairway had not been her friend to that point, but a long and accurate tee shot was a big part of the eagle.
"The decision really is off the tee; if you hit driver, then you give yourself that opportunity. I never hit the fairway once in regulation, so it was nice to be in the fairway for a change, and I gave myself that opportunity," she said. "There's nothing wrong with being a little aggressive at times."