Wednesday, November 18

LPGA Finale: Ko vs. Park, Battle of Titans


By Golf Channel Communications

The LPGA Tour wraps up its season with the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, as nine players have a mathematical chance of claiming the season-long Race to the CME Globe prize. World No. 1 Lydia Ko and World No. 2 Inbee Park each have recorded five victories in 2015, and will automatically win the race with a victory this week.

The nine LPGA Tour players with a mathematical chance to win the season-long race to the CME Globe are: Lydia Ko (No. 1); Inbee Park (No. 2); Stacy Lewis (No. 3); Sei Young Kim (No. 4); Lexi Thompson (No. 5); Amy Yang (No. 6); So Yeon Ryu (No. 7); Anna Nordqvist (No. 8) and Shanshan Feng (No. 9). (The top three will automatically win the race with a victory this week.)

Ko and Park each have recorded five victories in 2015. Currently, Ko also holds a narrow lead over Park in the Rolex Player of the Year and money title rankings, while Park leads Ko in the Race for the Vare Trophy, given to the player with the lowest scoring average.

Ko defends: Lydia Ko defeated Carlota Ciganda and Julieta Granada on the fourth playoff hole to earn her third victory of the 2014 season and capture the season-long Race to the CME Globe.

Headlining the field: Lydia Ko, Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis, Sei Young Kim, Lexi Thompson, Amy Yang, So Yeon Ryu, Anna Nordqvist and Shanshan Feng.

CME Group Tour Championship
Dates: Nov. 19-22
Venue: Tiburon Golf Club, Naples, Fla.

Tournament Airtimes on Golf Channel (Eastern):
Thursday         4-6:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 12:30-3 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Friday              4-6:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 1:30-4 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Saturday          4-6:30 p.m. (Tape delay) / 1:30-4 p.m. (Streaming on Golf Live Extra)
Sunday            **2-4 p.m. (Live on ABC)**

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