One of the Reasons We’re Jazzed About the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic
March 3, 2014
One of the reasons we’re jazzed that the LPGA Tour is returning to the Bay Area is moments like this…
That’s Bay Area native Paula Creamer sinking a 75-foot eagle putt to dramatically win last weekend’s HSBC Women’s Championship in Singapore.
“It’s one of those putts where if you just get it in the right spot, it’s going to fall down,” said Creamer, whose last win had come at the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open. “But I could stand there all day long and putt that and I don’t think get it within six, seven feet.”
The Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic at Lake Merced Golf Course, which tees off April 21-27, will mark the LPGA Tour’s first event in the Bay Area since the 2010 CVS/Pharmacy LPGA Challenge at Blackhawk Country Club in Danville.
Along with Creamer, other LPGA players with NorCal ties who could be in the Swinging Skirts field include Mina Harigae, Christina Kim, Natalie Gulbis, Pat Hurst and Dorothy Delasin.
The event will have a robust $1.8 million purse, with $270,000 going to the winner. As a bonus, the Classic will also be part of a season-long points race with a $1 million payout.