Information About the Race to the CME Globe
The Race to the CME Globe is a season-long points competition in which LPGA Members accumulate points in every Official LPGA Tournament to gain entry into the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship. The player who wins the CME Group Tour Championship will be named the “Race to the CME Globe Champion.”
From 2014-2018, the top 72 players in the Race to the CME Globe competed in the CME Group Tour Championship, with the top 12 players mathematically eligible to win a $1 million bonus in 2017 and 2018. Past Race to the CME Globe champions are Lydia Ko (2014, 2015), Ariya Jutanugarn (2016, 2018) and Lexi Thompson (2017).
CME Group Cares Challenge - Score 1 For St. Jude
CME Group Cares Challenge- Score 1 for St. Jude is season-long charitable giving program that will turn each hole-in-one made on the LPGA Tour in 2019 into a donation. CME Group will donate $20,000 for each hole-in-one made on the LPGA Tour in 2021, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $500,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Proceeds from the program will help assure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Australian Katherine Kirk made a hole-in-one on No. 12 on Friday at the Cambia Portland Classic, hitting it in from 131 yards with a pitching wedge.
The shortened 2020 LPGA Tour season saw a total of 14 aces, totaling $280,000 raised. In addition, CME Group will be donating a guaranteed $500,000 to St. Jude.