Paula Creamer is nicknamed the Pink Panther, and this photo illustrates why: She loves pink! And her nickname dates to her earliest days on the LPGA Tour. This photo is from 2005. How did she get the nickname? The question isn't how (since that answer is obvious), but from whom? Who nicknamed Paula Creamer "the Pink Panther"? The nickname originated with professional golfer Casey Wittenberg, a friend of Creamer's from their days in junior golf.