“The Putt” Strikes Again
Paula Creamer Earns Kia Most Compelling Performance with Winning Putt in Singapore
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 10, 2014 – Paula Creamer captured the world’s attention when she sank a 75-foot eagle putt to win the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore last month. Now the 27-year old American is receiving more recognition for “the putt” and has been named the Kia Most Compelling Performance for the month of March.
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Creamer shot rounds of 67-73-69-69 to force a playoff with Spain’s Azahara Munoz. In the second sudden-death playoff hole, the Pleasanton, Calif. native lined up a long, winding putt on the 18th green, only hoping to lag it within 10 feet. Television announcers called it a miracle and Creamer called it one of the highlights of her career.
The victory marked Creamer’s 10th LPGA Tour win and ended an almost four-year winless drought dating back to the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open.
The 2014 Kia Most Compelling Performance Award winner will be announced at the season-ending 2014 CME Group Tour Championship following an online fan vote (fan voting begins October 1, 2014). Performances may include a single tournament, multiple tournaments, single-round accomplishments or record-breaking performances. Winners of the 2014 Kia Performance Awards – listed below – will receive an all-new 2015 Kia K900, the brand’s first-ever luxury sedan, and the official vehicle of the LPGA.
LPGA and World Golf Halls of Famer Karrie Webb earned the nomination for the month of February with her 40th career victory in her home country at the ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open.
The 2014 Kia Performance Awards are:
- Kia Power Drive – Won in 2013 by Nicole Smith; awarded to the player with the longest average driving distance
- Kia Drive to the Top – Won in 2013 by Stacy Lewis; awarded to the player with the most top-10 finishes
- Kia Most Compelling Performance – Won in 2013 by Beatriz Recari; recognizing a player with exceptional performances throughout the year; this award will be chosen by fans through an online vote
- Kia Community Assist – Won in 2013 by Cristie Kerr; recognizing a player who makes exceptional contributions to charity organizations or community programs