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The grand finale of the 2016 LPGA Tour season, the CME Group Tour Championship, will be played at the Tiburón Golf Club located at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples November 15-20. The CME Group Tour Championship brings the world’s best players to Southwest Florida in a unique, season-long point based qualifying format.  Last year Lydia Ko won the $1 million Race to the CME Globe for the second year in a row, while Cristie Kerr took home the $500,000 winners check as the CME Group Tour Championship champion.

The “Race to the CME Globe” is a season-long points program that showcases the best performing players from the 2016 LPGA Tour season, and also highlights each and every title sponsor on the LPGA Tour.


CME Group Tour Championship Eligibility

The CME Group Tour Championship field will be determined as follows:

  • Top 72 LPGA Members and those tied for 72nd on the Race to the CME Globe Points Standings, ranked in the order of their position on the standings at the conclusion of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex
  • LPGA Members, not otherwise qualified, who win at least one Official LPGA Tournament during the season
  • Non-members who win at least one Official LPGA Tournament during the season

 

CME Group Tour Championship Reset

Following the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex, LPGA Members who meet the entry criteria for the CME Group Tour Championship will be seeded based on their position on the Race to the CME Globe Points Standings. Points for each Member will then be reset for the CME Group Tour Championship based on the points reset table listed on the next page.  The reset will ensure that the race will be won at the season-ending tournament.

  • All LPGA Members eligible for the CME Group Tour Championship field will receive reset points
  • In the event an LPGA Member is eligible for the Tour Championship, but she does not compete, her reset points will not be reallocated to the next player on the list
  • The leader on the Race to the CME Globe Points Standings through the Lorena Ochoa Invitational will have her points reset to 5,000
  • Reset points will give the year’s top performers an advantage heading into the Tour Championship, but they will not guarantee any player the Race to the CME Globe victory
  • After the reset, the players in the top-3 positions on the Race to the CME Globe Points Standings will be able to win the Race to the CME Globe with a win at the Tour Championship; and the players in the top-9 positions will have a mathematical chance to win the race (based on various scenarios)

LPGA Members finishing in the top 40 and ties at the Tour Championship will receive Race to the CME Globe points (CME Group Tour Championship Points Distribution table is shown on the next page) and the winner of the CME Group Tour Championship will receive 3,500 points.

At the conclusion of the CME Group Tour Championship, the points each player earns at the Tour Championship will be added to her reset points. The player with the highest point total will be named the winner of the Race to the CME Globe

In the event of a tie in the Race to the CME Globe, the winner will be decided by a sudden-death playoff immediately following the completion of the competition. 

Note:  Ties – Players tied in the Race to the CME Globe Points Standings at the conclusion of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational will each be awarded reset points for the tied position.  Points will not be averaged and distributed to the tied positions.

Note: CME Group Tour Championship Ties – Players tying for a finish position will each be awarded points for the tied position. Points will not be averaged and distributed to the tied positions.

CME Group Tour Championship Reset and Point Distribution by Finish Position

The table below shows the reset points and the points to be awarded at the CME Group Tour Championship:

Finish Position

CME Group Tour Championship Reset Points

CME Group Tour Championship Points Distribution

Finish Position

CME Group Tour Championship Reset Points

CME Group Tour Championship Points Distribution

 1

5000

3500

37

280

240

 2

4500

2400

38

260

230

 3

4000

2200

39

240

220

 4

3600

1800

40

220

210

 5

3200

1500

41

210

-

 6

2800

1200

42

200

-

 7

2400

1000

43

190

-

 8

2000

750

44

180

-

 9

1600

650

45

170

-

 10

1200

550

46

160

-

 11

960

500

47

150

-

 12

920

490

 48

140

-

 13

880

480

 49

130

-

 14

840

470

 50

120

-

 15

800

460

 51

115

-

 16

760

450

52

110

-

 17

720

440

53

105

-

 18

680

430

54

100

-

 19

640

420

55

95

-

 20

620

410

56

90

-

 21

600

400

57

85

-

 22

580

390

58

80

-

 23

560

380

59

75

-

 24

540

370

60

70

-

 25

520

360

61

65

-

 26

500

350

62

 60

-

 27

480

340

63

55

-

 28

460

330

64

50

-

 29

440

320

65

45

-

 30

420

310

66

40

-

 31

400

300

67

35

-

 32

380

290

68

30

-

 33

360

280

69

25

-

 34

340

270

70

20

-

 35

320

260

71

15

-

 36

300

250

72+

10

-

Tiburón Golf Club

2600 Tiburón Dr

Naples, FL 34109

Contact Number: 239-593-2000

Tiburón Golf Club Website


Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples

Tiburón Golf Club, a Troon-managed facility, featuring two Greg Norman-designed golf courses, was carved from 800 acres of prime southwest Florida real estate. The courses reflect Norman’s appreciation for pristine natural settings and his passion for great golf. The Black and The Gold courses contain a combination of stacked sod-wall bunkers and tricky coquina waste bunkers. Certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International, Tiburón reflects a strong commitment to enhancing and protecting the natural resources. Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples annually hosts the Franklin Templeton Shootout and is home of the TaylorMade Performance Lab and the PGA TOUR Academy Tiburón.



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