The top lady golfers on the LPGA Tour will play for a $500,000 first place check this week in the CME Group Titleholders from TwinEagles Club in Naples, Florida.
This is the second year of a three year commitment by the CME Group, a financial securities corporation based in Chicago, to sponsor the season ending event.
Hee Young Park won the inaugural CME Group Titleholders last year with a nine-under par performance at the Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando.
Players must qualify for the CME Group Titleholders by earning points throughout the year to be invited to join the elite field.
It offers a total purse of $1.5 million, and is unique in that 33% goes to the winner. LPGA Tour events normally pay 15% of the total purse for first place.
73 women have qualified for the event and will tee it up on Thursday.
Featured pairings include:
9:47 Jessica Korda So Yeon Ryu Inbee Park
9:58 Ai Miyazato Yani Tseng Angela Stanford
10:09 Christie Kerr Suzann Pettersen Natalie Gulbis
10:20 Michelle Wie Karrie Webb Na Yeon Choi
10:31 Azahara Munoz Paula Creamer Lexi Thompson
The CME Group Titleholders will be played over the Eagles Course at TwinEagles Club, and will be aired on the Golf Channel November 15-18 from 1:30-4:00 PM EST.
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