A field of 60 female veterans teamed up with 16 LPGA professionals in the scramble event sponsored by the Eisenhower Center to bring awareness to the health needs of female military veterans.“The military has always been very important to me and I think these are the real heroes in our world,” Creamer said in a released statement.She and the other LPGA players are in Michigan this week for the LPGA Volvik Championship at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor.“I think it is so important to make people aware that these female veterans are still fighting, and this event raises that awareness,” Creamer said.The Americans still have an 8-5 overall lead in the series. Among the players Inkster skipped over were Mo Martin, who won the Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale last year, and Austin Ernst, who captured her first LPGA title in Portland last year. Both were slightly ahead of Creamer on this year's money list. Caroline Hedwall of Sweden, Karine Icher of France, Caroline Masson of Germany and Catriona Matthew of Scotland all return to the team, having helped Europe to a record 18-10 victory over the U. "Now I can really start focusing on the week and making sure we'll have a great week there," Koch told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.
Creamer has one LPGA Tour victory in the last five years, but she brings plenty of experience.
She has played on every Solheim Cup team dating to her rookie season in 2005 and has a 12-6-5 overall record. Lang and Creamer were the next two available players from the Solheim Cup standings.
Creamer was 18 years, 9 months, 17 days old at the time, making her, at that time, the third-youngest winner in LPGA history. Then she led the team to victory, earning the most points for the Americans with a 3-1-1 record.
And her second victory that year was at the high-dollar Evian Masters in France. Despite having just one year to accumulate points, Creamer easily qualified for the U. In 2006 Creamer posted even more top 10s (14), but it was a frustrating year for her in some ways.
Wie, meanwhile, has been coping with injuries and hasn't won since her U. She has been diligent with her preparations to date, spending time with victorious Ryder Cup counterpart Paul Mc Ginley. We concentrate on this event," the 44-year-old Swede said.