Creamer will play in both Michigan LPGA events

Matt Charboneau
The Detroit News
Paula Creamer

One of the most recognizable names in women’s golf will play in Michigan twice this year.

Paula Creamer, the 2010 U.S. Open winner and five-time member of the U.S. Solheim Cup team, will play in both the Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor from May 23-29 and the Meijer LPGA Classic near Grand Rapids June 14-19.

Creamer will play in the inaugural Volvik Championship at Travis Pointe Country Club two weeks before playing in the Women’s PGA Championship. The next week she’ll be at the Meijer LPGA Classic at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont.

Creamer has won 11 times in her career and has 99 career top-10 finishes, and is a five-time member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team. This will be her second time playing in the Meijer LPGA Classic.

She will be joined in the Meijer field by Morgan Pressel.

“With Paula and Morgan – two LPGA tour favorites – committing to play, our third-year field is off to a fantastic start,” Meijer LPGA Classic tournament director Lesley Baker said.

Pressel is a five-time U.S. Solheim Cup team member that has plenty of ties to the state. She spent many summers growing up in Michigan and is the niece of tennis star and Grosse Pointe native Aaron Krickstein, while her mother, Kathy, was a Big Ten tennis champion at the University of Michigan. Her husband, Andy Bush, is a sports marketing executive who went to Michigan State and whose family also hails from the state.

Pressel, who had top-five finishes in three majors last year, has two career LPGA victories, including the 2007 Kraft Nabisco Championship when she was 18, becoming the youngest to win a major. She has played in each of the first two Meijer LPGA Classics, missing the cut in 2014 and tying for 22nd last season by shooting 71-66-69-71—277 for 7-under.

Each of the top 10 players on the current money list are committed to play in the Volvik, including No. 1 Lydia Ko and defending champion Lexi Thompson. Other notable players on the list include Jessica Korda, Suzann Pettersen, Michelle Wie, Brittany Lincicome, Christie Kerr and Hall of Famer Laura Davies.

Morgan Pressel