Jin Young Ko, Brooke Henderson, Minjee Lee
11:18 a.m. ET - 1st Tee
Rolex Rankings No 1. Jin Young Ko tees off No. 1 at 11:18 a.m. with No. 7 Brooke Henderson and No. 5 Minjee Lee. Ko, who clinched the Rolex Player of the Year and Rolex ANNIKA Major Award, is close to securing the Vare Trophy for the lowest scoring average as she enters the tournament at 69.052. Henderson is looking for her third win of the season after finishing T10 in 2018 at Tiburon Golf Club. Lee comes off two top-three finishes in her last two starts at the Taiwan Singing Skirts LPGA presented by CTBC (T2) and TOTO Japan Classic (3).
Jeongeun Lee6, Sung Hyun Park, Nelly Korda
11:06 a.m. ET - 1st Tee
Rolex Rankings No. 6 and 2019 U.S. Women’s Open champion Jeongeun Lee6 goes off No. 1 at 11:06 a.m. alongside No. 2 Sung Hyun Park and No. 3 Nelly Korda. Lee6 is playing in her first CME Group Tour Championship after completing an impressive rookie campaign that earned her Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year honors. Park is playing in her third CME Group Tour Championship; she finished T6 in 2017 and T15 in 2018. Korda, who finished second in last year’s event, won in her last start and defended her title at the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA presented by CTBC.
Lexi Thompson, Danielle Kang, Sei Young Kim
10:54 a.m. ET - 1st Tee
Defending champion and Rolex Rankings No. 9 Lexi Thompson tees off No. 1 at 10:56 a.m. with No. 8 Danielle Kang and No. 11 Sei Young Kim. Thompson, who won at the ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer, returns to her native Florida as the third-ranked American in the field. Kang has two top-20 finishes in her past six appearances at the CME Group Tour Championship, including a T13 finish in 2018. A two-time winner this season, Kim looks to keep consistent this week in Naples coming off four top-10 finishes in her last four starts, including T4 at the Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA.