Ariya Jutanugarn, Thailand, wins the CME Group Tour Championship, while Lexi Thompson wins the Race to CME Globe, the year-long points event.
Ariya, with a final round -5 under 67 on the Tiburón Golf Club course in Florida for a winning CME Group Tour Championship total of -15 under par was having some fun out on the course;
“To be honest, I had no expectation at all this week.”
“I really did not think about the outcome. I really focused on the things I can control and I had so much fun this week.”
“Even though I played so badly the last few months, I learned a lot.”
“I’m growing up a lot, and I’m really ready to have some fun next year.”
Lexi missed a two foot putt to win it all;
“It was a short putt. I don’t really play break on those.”
“I don’t know. I just had a little mishap in my hands and just pushed it off to the right.”
“I putted great the whole day and did my routine. I guess maybe just a little bit of adrenaline.”
Lexi, after her missed putt, and Jessica Korda both finished second in the CME Group Tour Championship, one shot back at -14 under par for the tournament, with -5 under rounds of 67.
Lexi was honored to win the Vare Trophy;
“It was a good way to end the season.”
“Overall, a lot of positives to take from today. Winning the CME Globe and the Vare Trophy was a huge honor.”