30 Mar '12, 2pm

Creamer's tearful goodbye to 'Pops'

Creamer's tearful goodbye to 'Pops'

CARLSBAD, Calif. - On the brink of his 90th birthday, Tom Creamer boarded a plane bound for Scotland. He sat on the balcony of the Old Course Hotel with a pair of binoculars and his hot pink “Pops” shirt and blew kisses to his granddaughter as she teed off on the second hole and walked down No. 17 at the 2007 Ricoh Women’s British Open. Creamer turned 21 that week in St. Andrews. It’s a week she’ll never forget. Creamer is fortunate to have countless memories of the man she called her No. 1 fan. Tom Creamer, a Philadelphia native who served in World War II and worked as a boiler inspector, lived to see his “sweetheart” smile. He died March 19 at age 94 in Ithaca, N.Y. Creamer, playing across the country at the Kia LPGA Classic, called last week the toughest in her eight years on tour. “I feel that I’m here today because of him,” she said. Paul Creamer received a phone call...

Full article: http://golfweek.com/news/2012/mar/30/creamers-tearful-goo...

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