HOW THE RACE TO THE CME GLOBE WORKS:
The Race to the CME Globe is a season-long points competition in which LPGA Members accumulate points in every Official LPGA Tournament. At the end of the season, the winning player will be named the “Race to the CME Globe Champion.” The competition begins with the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic in Paradise Island, Bahamas, continues through the Lorena Ochoa Invitational Presented by Banamex in Mexico, and concludes with the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida.
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.
Wounded Warrior Project® Weekends
Fans will also have one more exciting race to follow throughout the 2014 season with “Wounded Warrior Project® Weekends,” a season-long charity program that will be tied into the Race to the CME Globe. Each Saturday and Sunday at LPGA tournaments, CME Group will donate $1,000 to Wounded Warrior Project® for each eagle that is recorded. This amount will increase to $5,000 for each eagle during the weekend of the CME Group Tour Championship and a formal check will be presented to the Wounded Warrior Project® during the trophy ceremony at the CME Group Tour Championship.
After the CME Group Tour Championship
Five players carded eagles in the final event of the 2015 season to push the season-long total to $286,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project®. The LPGA has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project® for the past two seasons through the Wounded Warrior Project Weekends.
CME Chairman and President Terry Duffy rounded up the total donation to $300,000 and presented a check at the closing ceremony on the 18th green to four Wounded Warriors in attendance.