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Race to the CME Globe - Points Structure

Basic Outline 

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.”

Season

The LPGA’s 2021 Race to the CME Globe competition begins with the Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions in Lake Buena Vista, 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 Eligibility

Points will be awarded to LPGA Members at all Official LPGA Tournaments in the following manner:

  • For all events with a cut, points will be awarded to Members who make the cut.

  • For all events without a cut, points will be awarded to Members who complete all rounds of the tournament.

  • 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 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 invitation in Official Tournaments without a cut, unless the Member wins the Official Tournament.

Note 4: Non-members are not eligible to earn points, unless the Non-member wins the Official Tournament and subsequently accepts LPGA Membership.

Points Distribution

  • The winner of each Official LPGA event will receive 500 Race to the CME Globe points.

  • The five LPGA 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 LPGA Member.

Note 6: Ties – Points will be distributed to those players 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 and that average will be distributed to each player in the tying position.

Non-members will not be allocated official points, but they are factored into the add and divide for ties.

For example, 3 players tie for 2nd. Two are LPGA members and one is a Non-member. Points for finish positions 2, 3 and 4 are added and divided by 3. The two LPGA members receive official points (unless sponsor invite in no-cut events) and the Non-member receives unofficial points.

Point Distribution by Finish 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)
1 500 650 410
2 320 416 205
3 230 299 132.5
4 180 234 95
5 145 188.5 77.5
6 120 156 67.5
7 100 130 58.5
8 90 117 54
9 80 104 50
10 75 97.5 46
11 70 91 42
12 65 84.5 38
13 60 78 34
14 57 74.1 30
15 55 71.5 26
16 53 68.9 23.5
17 51 66.3 21.5
18 49 63.7 19.5
19 47 61.1 17.5
20 45 58.5 15.5
21 43 55.9 13.5
22 41 53.3 11.5
23 39 50.7 9.75
24 37 48.1 8.75
25 35 45.5 7.75
26 33 42.9 6.75
27 31 40.3 5.75
28 29 37.7 4.9
29 27 35.1 4.5
30 25 32.5 4.1
31 24 31.2 3.7
32 23 29.9 3.3
33 22 28.6 2.9
34 21 27.3 2.5
35 20 26 2.1
36 19 24.7 1.85
37 18 23.4 1.65
38 17 22.1 1.45
39 16 20.8 1.25
40 15 19.5 1.05
41 14 18.2 -
42 13 16.9 -
43 12 15.6 -
44 11 14.3 -
45 10 13 -
46 9.5 12.35 -
47 9 11.7 -
48 8.5 11.05 -
49 8 10.4 -
50 7.5 9.75 -
51 7 9.1 -
52 6.5 8.45 -
53 6 7.8 -
54 5.5 7.15 -
55 5 6.5 -
56 4.8 6.24 -
57 4.6 5.98 -
58 4.4 5.72 -
59 4.2 5.46 -
60 4 5.2 -
61 3.8 4.94 -
62 3.6 4.68 -
63 3.4 4.42 -
64 3.2 4.16 -
65 3 3.9 -
66 2.8 3.64 -
67 2.6 3.38 -
68 2.4 3.12 -
69 2.2 2.86 -
70 2 2.6 -
71 1.9 2.47 -
72 1.8 2.34 -
73 1.7 2.21 -
74 1.6 2.08 -
75 1.5 1.95 -
76 1.4 1.82 -
77 1.3 1.69 -
78 1.2 1.56 -
79 1.1 1.43 -
80+ 1 1.3 -

Note 7: Finish positions 80 and higher carry the same point value.

CME Group Tour Championship

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

  • 60 LPGA Members (and 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 event held immediately prior to the CME Group Tour Championship

For the purposes of the CME Group Tour Championship, after the event immediately prior to the CME Group Tour Championship, points earned during the season will be eliminated and no points will be allocated at the CME Group Tour Championship. Rather, all competitors in the field will compete on an equal playing ground for the official money purse and first-place prize.

The winner of the CME Group Tour Championship will be named the winner of the Race to the CME Globe.

Note 8: Points will be calculated to three decimal places.

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