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CME Group Tour Championship Eligibility

The CME Group Tour Championship field will be determined as follows:

  • 72 LPGA Members (plus ties) on the Race to the CME Globe Points Standings, ranked in the order of their position on the standings at the conclusion of the Blue Bay LPGA
  • LPGA Members, not otherwise qualified, who win at least one Official LPGA Tournament during the season
  • Non-members who win at least one Official LPGA Tournament during the season
CME Group Tour Championship Reset

Following the Blue Bay LPGA, 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 listed on the next page. The reset will ensure that the race will be won at the season-ending tournament.

  • All LPGA Members eligible for the CME Group Tour Championship field will receive reset points
  • LPGA Members eligible for the CME Group Tour Championship who are not ranked within the top 72 and ties in the Race to the CME Globe Points Standings through the Blue Bay LPGA will receive reset points equivalent to the points allocated to the LPGA Member who ranks 72nd on the standings
  • In the event an LPGA Member is eligible for the Tour Championship, but she does not compete, her reset points will not be reallocated to the next player on the list
  • The leader on the Race to the CME Globe Points Standings through the Blue Bay LPGA will have her points reset to 5,000
  • Reset points will give the year’s top performers an advantage heading into the Tour Championship, but they will not guarantee any player the Race to the CME Globe victory
  • After the reset, the players in the top-5 positions on the Race to the CME Globe Points Standings will be able to win the Race to the CME Globe with a win at the Tour Championship; and the players in the top-12 positions will have a mathematical chance to win the race (based on various scenarios)

LPGA Members finishing in the top 40 and ties at the Tour Championship will receive Race to the CME Globe points (CME Group Tour Championship Points Distribution table is shown below) and the winner of the CME Group Tour Championship will receive 3,500 points.

At the conclusion of the CME Group Tour Championship, the points each player earns at the Tour Championship will be added to her reset points. The player with the highest point total will be named the winner of the Race to the CME Globe.

In the event of a tie in the Race to the CME Globe, the winner will be decided by a sudden-death playoff immediately following the completion of the competition. 

  • Note (7): Non-members gaining entry to the CME Group Tour Championship by winning an official event during the current season are not eligible for reset points or the Race for the CME Globe.
  • Note (8): An LPGA Member who withdraws or is disqualified prior to the conclusion of the CME Group Tour Championship will not be awarded any points.
  • Note (9):  Ties – Players tied in the Race to the CME Globe Points Standings at the conclusion of the Blue Bay LPGA will each be awarded reset points for the tied position.  Points will not be averaged and distributed to the tied positions.
  • Note (10): CME Group Tour Championship Ties – Players tying for a finish position will each be awarded points for the tied position.  Points will not be averaged and distributed to the tied positions.

CME Group Tour Championship Reset and Point Distribution by Finish Position

The table below shows the reset points and the points to be awarded at the CME Group Tour Championship:

Finish Position CME Group TourChampionshipReset Points CME Group TourChampionshipPoints Distribution Finish Position CME Group TourChampionshipReset Points CME Group TourChampionshipPoints Distribution
1 5000 3500 37 280 180
2 4750 2450 38 260 170
3 4500 2250 39 240 160
4 4250 2000 40 220 150
5 4000 1750 41 210 -
6 3600 1500 42 200 -
7 3200 1250 43 190 -
8 2800 1000 44 180 -
9 2400 850 45 170 -
10 2100 700 46 160 -
11 1800 600 47 150 -
12 1600 500 48 140 -
13 1400 450 49 130 -
14 1200 425 50 120 -
15 1000 400 51 115 -
16 900 390 52 110 -
17 850 380 53 105 -
18 800 370 54 100 -
19 750 360 55 95 -
20 700 350 56 90 -
21 650 340 57 85 -
22 600 330 58 80 -
23 560 320 59 75 -
24 540 310 60 70 -
25 520 300 61 65 -
26 500 290 62 60
27 480 280 63 55 -
28 460 270 64 50 -
29 440 260 65 45 -
30 420 250 66 40 -
31 400 240 67 35 -
32 380 230 68 30 -
33 360 220 69 25 -
34 340 210 70 20 -
35 320 200 71 15 -
36 300 190 72+ 10 -

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