LPGA adds “Race to the CME Globe”

The LPGA Tour has watched the PGA race to the Fed Ex Cup and the European Tour Race to Dubai in the past and have decided this year to add a Race of their own.  The LPGA Race to the CME Globe is a season long points competition, as with the Fed Ex Cup and Race to Dubai that will award the winner with a One Million Dollar Prize.

Tournament winners will earn 500 points in the standings, with that number increased to 625 for the five LPGA Tour majors. For tournaments with a cut, all players who reach the weekend will earn points. In tournaments without a cut, the top 40 and ties will earn points.

“The addition of this concept fundamentally connects every event on our tour and promises big things in 2014 and beyond,” commissioner Michael Whan said. “The stakes have risen dramatically and the excitement level goes up for our players and each of our tournaments. …

“An additional million dollars, even if you’re the No. 1 money winner on the LPGA, is more than meaningful. It can really make a difference.”