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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 2022, 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.

Sixteen holes-in-one have been made this season on the LPGA Tour, with the season’s donation total reaching $320,000 after one hole-in-one made during the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.

The 2021 LPGA Tour season saw 17 aces from 15 different players, while the 2019 campaign had 32 total aces from 31 different competitors for a total of $640,000. That more than covered the average cost of $425,000 needed to treat a pediatric cancer patient. Through three tournaments so far in the 2022 LPGA Tour season, two holes-in-one have been made.

Race to CME Globe Season
Minjee Lee
2 Jennifer Kupcho 1,551.750
3 Lydia Ko 1,551.550
4 Brooke M. Henderson 1,539.458
5 Lexi Thompson 1,525.808
6 Atthaya Thitikul 1,443.816
7 Jin Young Ko 1,363.950
8 In Gee Chun 1,254.203
9 Hye-Jin Choi 1,219.675
10 Nasa Hataoka 1,214.514

CME Group Cares Challenge - Score 1 For St. Jude

Total Holes In One:  Total $ Raised 
16 $320,000
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