CME Group Tour Championship Winners and History
The CME Group Tour Championship is the the season-ending tournament of the LPGA Tour. It is the successor to the LPGA Tour Championship, which was played in 2009 and 2010. From 2011 to 2013 the tournament was called the CME Group Titleholders.
With the 2014 creation of the Race to the CME Globe, the LPGA’s tour championship became the CME Group Tour Championship. It marks the end of the LGPA’s season long, “Race to the CME Globe,” the equivalent of the PGA TOUR’s FedEx Cup Race.
Beginning in 2019, 60 players qualify for the Tour Championship in a season-long points race. At the Tour Championship, the season’s points are reset for a winner-take-all, 72 hole, no-cut competition. The winners’ check is a women’s golf record of $1.5 million ($5 million purse).
In past years, points accumulated during the season were reset before the tournament based on points list positions. “Championship points” were given to the top forty players, which were added to the reset points to determine the overall winner of the “Race to the CME Globe.”
CME Group is a financial securities corporation based in Chicago.
A list of CME Tour Championship Winners follows:
|2019||Kim Sei-young||South Korea||65-67-68-70=270||-18||1 stroke|
|2018||Lexi Thompon||United States||65-67-68-70=270||-18||4 strokes|
|2017||Ariya Jutanugarn||Thailand||68-71-67-67=273||-15||1 stroke|
|2016||Charley Hull||England||67-70-66-66=269||-19||2 strokes|
|2015||Cristie Kerr||United States||68-69-66-68=271||−17||1 stroke|
|2014||Lydia Ko||New Zealand||71-71-68-68=278||−10||Playoff|
|2013||Shanshan Feng||China||66-74-67-66=273||−15||1 stroke|
|2012||Na Yeon Choi||South Korea||67-68-69-70=274||−14||2 strokes|
|2011||Hee Young Park||South Korea||71-69-69-70=279||−9||2 strokes|