Paula Creamer will be out for the remainder of the 2017 LPGA season after choosing to have surgery to repair a wrist injury.
Creamer had been trying to rehab the injury for months, but the condition became unbearable during The Evian Championship in September. Battling through pain and tears, Creamer tried to play in France alongside good friend Ai Miyazato as she was playing her final rounds on the LPGA before retirement. In an Instagram post announcing the tendon-repair surgery, the 31-year-old indicated the injury stems back some 2 years.
Yesterday I had season-ending wrist surgery in Houston. After two years of trying to manage it and resting it for the past 5 weeks with little improvement, I made the decision to fix it once and for all. I'm looking forward to a pain-free off-season and preparing hard for the start of the 2018 season!
The 2010 U.S. Women's Open champion tried to play in the New Zealand Women's Open, the first event post-Evian, but withdrew before it started.
Creamer struggled on the LPGA in 2017, her second year working with Gary Gilchrist after leaving David Whelan. She posted just one top-10 finish in 19 starts.