After 32 official events across 15 countries and 14 states, the 2017 LPGA season culminates with this week’s CME Group Tour Championship at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla. In a year that saw 22 different winners from eight countries, several season-ending awards, including the Race to the CME Globe and Rolex Player of the Year honours, are still up for grabs.
The Race to the CME Globe is a season-long points competition in which LPGA Members accumulate points in every Official LPGA Tournament. Following the Blue Bay LPGA, the top 72 LPGA Members, as well as any non-member winners and any alternates, in the Race to the CME Globe points standings were seeded into the championship field. For the top five players, it’s easy – win the CME Group Tour Championship and take home $1 million. However, the top 12 in the points race all have a mathematical chance to take the title of Race to the CME Globe Champion and win the coveted check.
Going into the CME Group Tour Championship, Lexi Thompson leads the Race with 5,000 points. Sung Hyun Park, who has already clinched Rolex Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year honours, sits in second with 4,750 points. Rounding out the top five, who control their own destinies at Tiburon, are newly minted World No. 1 Shanshan Feng (4,500), So Yeon Ryu (4,250) and Canada’s Brooke Henderson (4,000).
RACE TO THE CME GLOBE WINNING SCENARIOS
|1. Lexi Thompson||
|2. Sung Hyun Park||
|3. Shanshan Feng||
|4. So Yeon Ryu||
|5. Brooke Henderson||