Paula Creamer and Annika squabble

mulligan, 18 November 2005, Comments Off on Paula Creamer and Annika squabble
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Things got testy — and maybe even a little catty — between Paula Creamer and Annika Sorenstam over where Annika’s ball had crossed the plane of the water hazard on the 18th hole. This followed a dispute earlier on the 16th hole in which Annika was able to fix a mark on the green that Paula originally said was a spike mark. So who prevailed? In both cases, Annika did. On the 18th, the rules official sided with Annika; on the 16th, Creamer backed down when Annika called a rules official. My question: If it had been Michelle Wie, and not Annika, who was in question, would the LPGA rules official had pulled out the video tape and then asked Annika to recreate what happened? In this case, the right call was made: Annika was left to stand by her integrity and honor on a call in which there was debatable evidence. If there was a rules violation (I’m not suggesting there was), it’s Annika’s to live with. I do have to admire, though, the fire of that 19-year-old Paula. More here. Hee-Won Han is leading at -5; Creamer, -4, Annika, -3 with others. Leaderboard.


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