Yesterday, 17 year old Lydia Ko netted the biggest payday in women’s golf history, winning both the Race to the CME Globe and the CME Group Tour Championship for a $1.5 million windfall.
The Race to the CME Globe also marked the final stop for the “Wounded Warrior Project® Weekends,” a season-long charity program tied into the Race to the CME Globe. Each Saturday and Sunday at LPGA tournaments, CME Group donated $1,000 to Wounded Warrior Project® for each eagle that is recorded. The amount increased to $5,000 for each eagle during the weekend of the CME Group Tour Championship.
Through the 32 tournaments prior to the CME Group Tour Championship, $283,000 had been raised and while no eagles were made on the weekend in Naples the CME Group generously rounded up to $300,000 and a check was presented to the Wounded Warrior Project® during the trophy ceremony.