Paula Creamer made a move into the top-10 in the Rolex Rankings this week moving up three spots to No. 8 with her win at the 2014 HSBC Women's Champions.
Creamer drained a 75-foot eagle putt on the second sudden-death playoff hole to defeat Spain’s Azahara Munoz. The victory snaps a 79 event winless streak for Creamer that dated back to the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open Championship.
“It might be one of my favorite wins, and that's going -- taking a pretty big leap right there,” said Creamer. “But you know, it has, it's been almost three years and you know, so much has happened…It has been coming and it just shows you perseverance. That's why I love the game. I work hard for this reason. And holding that trophy, gosh, it was so nice.”
Creamer shot a 3-under 69 on Sunday to force the playoff with Munoz who finished with a 2-under 70. The duo finished atop the leaderboard at 10-under par. She said she had flashbacks to the 2012 Kingsmill Championship where she lost in a 9 hole sudden-death playoff to Jiyai Shin and promised herself she would let it go that long again.