Paula Creamer did the near impossible, sinking a 75-foot eagle putt on the second playoff hole against Azahara Munoz to win the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore on Sunday. The Pleasanton native's putt curled across the 18th green and then rolled slowly down the slope and directly into the hole. Creamer ran across the green, then fell to her knees and put her head on the ground, laughing and pounding the grass.

"It's one of those putts where if you just get it in the right spot, it's going to fall down," said Creamer after winning her first LPGA Tour title since the 2010 U.S. Women's Open. "But I could stand there all day long and putt that and I don't think get it within six, seven feet."

Creamer and Munoz finished 72 holes at 10-under 278, a shot ahead of Karrie Webb, who led after the first three rounds but bogeyed three of her last six holes Sunday.

Creamer won eight titles early in her career before that major at the U.S. Women's Open. After that, though, Creamer found it tough to win again.

"I just was struggling. I was enjoying what I was doing, but I wasn't loving it," said Creamer, who won $210,000. "My expectations were way too high."

In December, Creamer got engaged to Derek Heath, which she said put some of her past difficulties in perspective. Then came Sunday's victory against a field that featured 19 of the top 20 ranked players.

"It might be one of my favorite wins. ... It's been almost three years and so much has happened," she said. "Holding that trophy, gosh, it was so nice."

Creamer closed with a 3-under 69. She made a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 15 to get to 10 under. Then, after hitting into the bunker on No. 18, she recovered to save par and headed to the clubhouse to wait for Munoz to finish.

The Spaniard sank a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 17. She had a chance to win it on the 18th but pulled her birdie putt wide to finish with a 70.

Webb struggled to a 74 at Sentosa Golf Club.

PGA: Russell Henley made good on his second chance at the 18th hole and won the Honda Classic after a wild day that began with Tiger Woods walking off the course with a back injury and ended with a four-man playoff.

The closing hour at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., was a series of blunders by the contenders -- and even the winner.

Henley was tied for the lead, 40 yards left of the flag on the par-5 18th in regulation, when he chunked a chip. He had to two-putt for par and a 2-over 72, and then watched as Rory McIlroy nearly made a great escape from an otherwise bad afternoon. McIlroy hit a 5-wood from 236 yards to just inside 12 feet for an eagle and the win. It narrowly slid by on the right.

In the playoff, Henley was the only player to reach the 549-yard hole in two, and he two-putted from 40 feet for birdie. Russell Knox missed a 20-foot birdie attempt, and Ryan Palmer missed a 10-footer. McIlroy went from the back bunker to the front collar and had to scramble for par.

Palmer missed a 5-foot par on 18 that would have won it in regulation. He closed with a 1-under 69. On 18, Knox went from the fairway bunker to the rough, well over the green and then made a par putt from 10 feet for a 71.

McIlroy closed with a 74. His undoing came on 16, when he missed on a 6-iron from the bunker and went into the water, making double bogey.

"I was fortunate I was in the playoff," said McIlroy, who had reached 13 under after a birdie at No. 5.

Woods quit after 13 holes. He said he had lower back pain and spasms. He was at even-par for the tournament and 5 over for the day in round that a double-bogey on No. 3.

"Too early to tell," Woods said in a statement about playing this week at Doral. "I'll get treatment to try to calm it down. Just don't know yet."

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To see what Creamer's epic putt looked like, go to photos.mercurynews.com or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stdvw5nsE0w