Golf Digest WomanAugust 23, 2009

Creamer Nears Dormy

SUGAR GROVE, Ill.-- As much as Suzann Pettersen has held on for dear life in her match against Paula Creamer, the Norwegian is now 3-down with four to play, and it looks as if the first match of the day will go to the home team.Â

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Considering Pettersen's struggles with a sore back this week (she had to lie down in the fairway and get stretched out by a trainer at least three times in the final holes Saturday), she has given new definition to the term "grinding." Three of her first four matches went to the 18th hole, which probably didn't help her back, and she was sent out first Sunday, a decision by captain Nicholas that puzzled many.

--Stina Sternberg (Photo by Scott Halleran, Getty Images)