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.”
Race to CME Globe Points and Eligibility Breakdown
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
The CME Group Cares Challenge is a season-long charitable giving program that turns aces into donations. CME Group donates $20,000 for each hole-in-one made on the LPGA Tour in 2023, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $500,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which is leading the way in how the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and life-threatening diseases.
There were hole-in-one during the Mizuho Americas Open. With every hole-in-one made this season, CME Group will donate $20,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as part of the CME Group Cares Challenge – Score 1 for St. Jude; the 2023 donation total is now $80,000
The 2022 LPGA Tour season saw 33 aces for a total of $660,000. That more than covered the average cost of $425,000 needed to treat a pediatric cancer patient.