Creamer withdraws in Thailand

Paula Creamer during the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
Paula Creamer during the Lorena Ochoa Invitational. ( Associated Press )

Thursday, February 18, 2010

CHONBURI, Thailand – Paula Creamer has withdrawn from the Honda PTT LPGA Thailand with a nagging left hand injury. Creamer is heading back to the U.S. to seek further medical attention, according to her management company. She also was scheduled to play next week in the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore. 

Creamer ended her first round of the season in tears. One can’t help but wonder if those tears were as much about fear as they were about pain. At 23 years old, Creamer is awfully young to be dealing with so many health problems. Last year at this time she battled a mysterious stomach illness that doctors said could take up to two years to fully recover from. 

Then last June she injured her left thumb hitting out of the rough. She changed her swing in the offseason hoping to alleviate the pain. Now it’s back to the drawing board. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.