Greg Stoda reports on Paula Creamer's gutsy effort and the eight players remaining for Sunday's last-ever ADT chase for $1 million. (That's right, I have no hope that it'll be resurrected as part of a season opening event.)
One day, eight players, $1 million. Not as simple to explain as the FedEx Cup, of course. But it'll do.
Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa - the ADT's main attractions - were cut after two rounds.
"That's the danger of the format," said an LPGA Tour official.
The field includes Suzann Pettersen (68), Angela Stanford (69), Creamer and Seon Hwa Lee (70s), Ji-Yai Shin and Joeng Jang (71s) and Karrie Webb and Eun-Hee Ji (72s). Webb and Ji pushed into the final round by getting through a playoff when Sun Young Yoo three-putted to bogey the first extra hole.
Creamer long since had become the big news of the day.
"I didn't know if I was going to get out of bed Friday morning," she said. "I think the last two days, my warmup has been about 30 minutes, which is normally about an hour-and-a-half. I've cut down trying to conserve energy."
Seriously, how many fewer people will watch tomorrow because Annika and Lorena are not there?