It’s safe to say that Ariya Jutanugarn just completed one of the most stunning seasons in LPGA history. The young Thai, currently No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, won the Race to the CME Globe and the $1 million bonus that goes to that winner. She also won the Vare Trophy with a scoring average of 69.415, the LEADERS Top 10 competition with 17 top-10 finishes and the Money title at $2,667,983 and set single-season records in rounds in the 60s (57) and birdies (470).
Not too shabby. But the humble young player, as usual, deflected all the accolades in preference of the mental strides she has made over the last few years.
“Of course, I want to win the tournament. When you look at all the trophy, of course I want to win everything if I can,” said Jutanugarn, who earned three victories in 2018. “But when I keep thinking about that it's never helps me to get it. Since like last year when I start to thinking become world number, I try to win more tournament, it's getting worse all the time. So this year is mainly just work on that. I achieve my goal this year a lot.”
Race to CME Globe Final Standings
|Player||Pre-Rank||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Reset Points||Final Points|
|Sung Hyun Park||5||6||5||7||6||4000||4400|
|Sei Young Kim||6||5||7||6||7||3600||4300|
|Jin Young Ko||7||11||11||13||14||3200||3200|
|So Yeon Ryu||8||8||9||3||4||2800||5050|
Vare Trophy Final Standings
|Player||Entering Week||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4||Difference|
|Jin Young Ko||69.596||69.689||69.714||69.750||69.806||0.391|