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The CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP is a women's professional golf tournament, the season-ending event of the LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
. It succeeded the LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
Championship , which was played for two seasons in 2009 and 2010 . From 2011 to 2013 the tournament was called the CME GROUP TITLEHOLDERS. The tournament has a limited field of about 70 players. The event is currently televised by Golf
Golf
Channel and ABC .

In 2014 the LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
introduced a season-long points race, the RACE TO THE CME GLOBE, and a $1 million bonus. The CME Group Tour Championship marked the end of this season-long "Race". Each player's season-long "Race to the CME Globe" points were "reset" before the tournament based on their position in the points list. "Championship points" were then awarded to the top 40 players in the CME Group Tour Championship which were added to their "reset points" to determine the overall winner of the "Race to the CME Globe".

The title sponsor is the CME Group , a financial securities corporation based in Chicago
Chicago
. LPGA Commissioner Michael Whan announced on March 7, 2011, that CME had signed a three-year contract to sponsor the tournament. CME had previous experience hosting pro-am events with LPGA players.

The first tournament was played in November 2011 at Grand Cypress Golf
Golf
Club in Orlando, Florida
Orlando, Florida
, which had hosted the 2010 LPGA Tour Championship. In 2012, the tournament moved to the Eagle Course of the TwinEagles Club, in Naples, Florida. For 2013 and 2014 it was again played in Naples but at the Gold Course of the Tiburón Golf Club
Tiburón Golf Club
.

The 2011 winner earned $500,000, a full one-third of the $1.5 million purse. The first-place money was the second highest in women's golf, exceeded only by the U.S. Women\'s Open . Most events on the LPGA Tour have a standard schedule for distribution of the purse, with a winner's share of 15%. The 2010 LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
Championship had the same purse of $1.5 million, with a winner's share of $225,000 but it was a 120-player event rather than the limited field of the 2011 event. The purse was raised to $2 million in 2013, with a 35% winner's share of $700,000, the highest of the year. For 2014 the purse was maintained at $2 million but, with the introduction of the "Race to the CME Globe", the winner's share was reduced to one-quarter at $500,000, second only to the U.S. Women\'s Open .

CONTENTS

* 1 Tournament names * 2 Winners * 3 Race to the CME Globe winners * 4 References * 5 External links

TOURNAMENT NAMES

* 2011–13: CME GROUP TITLEHOLDERS * 2014–present: CME GROUP TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

WINNERS

YEAR DATES CHAMPION COUNTRY SCORE TO PAR Margin of victory RUNNER(S)-UP COURSE PURSE ($ ) Winner's share ($)

2017 Nov 16–19

Tiburón Golf Club
Tiburón Golf Club
, Gold Course 2,500,000 625,000

2016 Nov 17–20 Charley Hull England
England
67-70-66-66=269 −19 2 strokes Ryu So-yeon Tiburón Golf
Golf
Club, Gold Course 2,000,000 500,000

2015 Nov 19–22 Cristie Kerr United States
United States
68-69-66-68=271 −17 1 stroke Jang Ha-na Gerina Piller Tiburón Golf
Golf
Club, Gold Course 2,000,000 500,000

2014 Nov 20–23 Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko
New Zealand
New Zealand
71-71-68-68=278 −10 Playoff Carlota Ciganda Julieta Granada Tiburón Golf
Golf
Club, Gold Course 2,000,000 500,000

2013 Nov 21–24 Shanshan Feng China
China
66-74-67-66=273 −15 1 stroke Gerina Piller Tiburón Golf
Golf
Club, Gold Course 2,000,000 700,000

2012 Nov 15–18 Na Yeon Choi South Korea
South Korea
67-68-69-70=274 −14 2 strokes So Yeon Ryu TwinEagles Club, Eagle Course 1,500,000 500,000

2011 Nov 17–20 Hee Young Park South Korea
South Korea
71-69-69-70=279 −9 2 strokes Sandra Gal
Sandra Gal
Paula Creamer Grand Cypress G.C. (N/S) 1,500,000 500,000

RACE TO THE CME GLOBE WINNERS

YEAR PLAYER COUNTRY POINTS RUNNER-UP POINTS

2016 Ariya Jutanugarn Thailand
Thailand
6,800 Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko
5,050

2015 Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko
(2) New Zealand
New Zealand
6,000 Inbee Park 5,700

2014 Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko
New Zealand
New Zealand
7,500 Stacy Lewis 5,650

REFERENCES

* ^ A B " CME Group Titleholders Course Info". LPGA. Retrieved December 20, 2012. * ^ "Final results: CME Group Titleholders". ESPN. November 23, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2014. * ^ A B " LPGA Launches Inaugural "Race to the CME Globe"". LPGA. January 8, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2014. * ^ " LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
goes to points race". ESPN. Associated Press. January 8, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2014. * ^ " CME Group to sponsor LPGA Season-Ending Titleholders tournament". LPGA. March 7, 2011. Retrieved March 12, 2011. * ^ "2010 LPGA Tour
LPGA Tour
Championship - results". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved November 17, 2011. * ^ Voepel, Mechelle (November 24, 2013). " Shanshan Feng enjoys big payday". ESPNW. Retrieved September 18, 2014.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* Official