- RACE TO 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 Member who wins the CME Group Tour Championship will be named the “Race to the CME Globe Champion.”
The LPGA’s 2023 Race to the CME Globe competition begins with the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in Florida and continues through the event held immediately prior to the CME Group Tour Championship. The Race to the CME Globe concludes with the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida.
Points will be awarded to Members at all Official Tournaments in the following manner:
Note 1: A Member who makes the first cut, but not the second cut in an event with two cuts, will be awarded CME points in accordance with her finish after the second cut.
Note 2: A Member who withdraws or is disqualified prior to the conclusion of an event will not be awarded any points.
Note 3: Points will not be allocated to Members who compete as a Sponsor Invite in Official Tournaments without a cut unless the Member wins the Official Tournament or unless otherwise noted in the Regulations.
Note 4: Non-Members are not eligible to earn official points unless the Non-Member wins the Official Tournament and subsequently accepts LPGA Membership for the current season.
The winner of each Official Tournament will receive 500 Race to the CME Globe points.
The five Major Championships will carry 30% more value and the winner of each Major Championship will receive 650 Race to the CME Globe points.
For the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, points will be awarded to Members who make the cut; point values are for each player on the team.
Note 5: Points for finish positions held by Non-Members and by Members competing as Sponsor Invites in no-cut events will not be reallocated to the pool or allocated down to the next Member.
Note 6: Ties – Points will be distributed to those Members in tying positions using the same method currently used to distribute prize money when there is a tie. That is, the total points for each tying position will be averaged by all players in the tying position and that average will be distributed to each Member in the tying position.
The table below shows the specific number of points awarded to each position in each type of LPGA tournament:
|Finish Position||LPGA Official Events||LPGA Major Championship Events||Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational (per each player on team)|
Note 7: Finish positions 80 and higher carry the same point value.
Note 8: Race to CME Globe Points will be calculated to three decimal places.
The CME Group Tour Championship field will be determined as follows:
60 Members (plus ties) on the Race to the CME Globe Points List, ranked in the order of their position on the standings at the conclusion of the event held immediately prior to the CME Group Tour Championship
The winner of the CME Group Tour Championship will be named the winner of the Race to the CME Globe
Please note: Points will be allocated at the CME Group Tour Championship for the purpose of determining Priority List status and tournament eligibility for the following season.