CME Group Tour Championship Winners and History

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:

YearChampionScoreTo parMargin
2021Ko Jin-young (2)69-67-66-63=265-231 stroke
2020Ko Jin-young68-67-69-66=270-185 strokes
2019Kim Sei-young65-67-68-70=270-181 stroke
2018Lexi Thompon65-67-68-70=270-184 strokes
2017Ariya Jutanugarn68-71-67-67=273-151 stroke
2016Charley Hull67-70-66-66=269-192 strokes
2015Cristie Kerr68-69-66-68=271−171 stroke
2014Lydia Ko71-71-68-68=278−10Playoff
2013Shanshan Feng66-74-67-66=273−151 stroke
2012Na Yeon Choi67-68-69-70=274−142 strokes
2011Hee Young Park71-69-69-70=279−92 strokes
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