LPGA stars Paula Creamer and Ai Miyazato arrived in Singapore a little worse for wear. The pair were involved in a multi-car accident while on the way to the airport following Sunday's final round of the LPGA tournament in Thailand.
Suzann Pettersen, who was also part of the convoy, blogged about the incident, saying they were driving "pretty fast" and it was only a matter of time before something happened.
"Don’t know how it all went down, but in a split second the entourage of our 5 cars was all crushed together," she wrote on her blog while taking pictures of the crash. "Paula said she felt like a ping [pong] ball being hit from both ends pretty hard!"
Pettersen said the car she was riding in managed to escape any serious damage and they all continued on to the airport and made their flight to Singapore for this week's event.
"We are just happy no one got more seriously injured from the impact. Ai and Paula and some of the guys had some pain in their necks. It was a scary split second."
Creamer tweeted afterwards that she was suffering from a sore shoulder and moderate whiplash but did not suffer a concussion.
“I will probably be sore for several weeks,” Creamer tweeted. “We were very lucky. Hope to be able to play this week.”
She added that her caddie, who was riding in the back seat of the car, was also complaining of a sore neck and shoulder.
Miyazato, who won this tournament in 2010, practised for about 15 minutes on Wednesday before deciding to pull out of the event for precautionary reasons.
“I have pain in my neck and shoulder, so I’ll sit this tournament out as a precaution,” the Japanese player said in a statement.