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LPGA veteran Paula Creamer announces she's pregnant

July 18, 2021

Paula Creamer announced on Instagram Sunday that her family will soon become a party of three. The former U.S. Women’s Open champ revealed that she was pregnant by posting a photo of her and fiancé Shane Kennedy holding a “Guess What?” baby shirt.

The announcement comes as Creamer, a 10-time LPGA Tour winner, is in the midst of a competitive comeback after being sidelined with a lingering left wrist injury. In May, the 34-year-old played in the Pure Silk Championship, her first LPGA Tour start since October 2019 after letting the wrist fully recover from surgery during the coronavirus pandemic.

Creamer has competing six times in 2021, making her first cut earlier this month at the Volunteers of America Classic. In June, she received a special exemption from the USGA to play at the U.S. Women's Open at The Olympic Club, 45 miles away from where she grew up in Pleasanton, Calif.

Creamer is listed in the field at next week’s Amundi Evian Championship, a tournament she won in 2005 before it received major status. The last time the Evian was held, in 2019, Creamer held a share of the lead after the first round before finishing T-55. She will be making her 16th career start in the major.