LPGA announces changes to points race
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) The Race to the CME Globe will be more frantic starting next year, and the winner of the LPGA Tour's season-ending tournament is going to get considerably richer.
Tour and event officials announced Tuesday night that the CME Group Tour Championship's purse in 2019 will double to $5 million, with the winner getting $1.5 million - the largest first-place share in women's golf history.
The biggest winner's check and purse on the LPGA Tour this season were both at the U.S. Women's Open, where Ariya Jutanugarn won $900,000 of the $5 million total purse.
|Money Leaders: LPGA Tour|
|3||Sung Hyun Park||$1,466,266|
|6||Sei Young Kim||$1,324,710|
|7||So Yeon Ryu||$1,299,382|
|9||Jin Young Ko||$1,154,198|
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