Four times Icher had played here. Four times she missed the cut. Eight rounds, all over par.
But Icher is a different player than three years ago, a more-grounded, less-tense player. That's what parenthood does to you.
Icher and her husband/caddie had their first child 13 months ago, and Lola travels the circuit with her parents. Even with Lola teething and sleep a rarity, Icher finds herself at peace.
Creamer and Shin had plenty to keep them sleepless Sunday night.
After they separated from the pack, Creamer went to the last with a 1-shot edge. Not the ideal time for a 3-putt. But that's what she did, rolling a long, bold birdie try about 5 feet past and missing the comebacker.
Shin returned the favor on the first playoff hole, leaving a short, flat, uphill birdie attempt inexcusably short.
That's when you knew: As gifted as these two are, the moment was bigger than they.
"First couple holes of the playoff, I was really, really nervous," Shin said. "But after that I started getting comfortable with it."
Shin was stoic a wry smile about all she could muster after another playoff putt burned an edge. Creamer was demonstrative, contorting herself, pleading for a putt to fall to end a marathon that had no discernible finish line.
"We're going to have to decide a champion on one hole," Creamer said, "and we've both done so well, and we've fought so hard. But I guess that's sports, and that's golf, and we've got to come out tomorrow and start on 16. So here we go."