CME Group have extended their sponsorship of the season-ending LPGA Tour Championship with a new two-year deal running until 2025.
CME Group have sponsored the final event of the LPGA Tour since 2011 with the top 60 golfers throughout the season playing for the biggest prize of the season each year.
The partnership will be extended until the 2025 LPGA Tour season following the announcement of a two-year extended to the CME Group sponsorship deal.
CME Group Tour Championship Sponsorship Reaction
“As a long-standing supporter of women in business and sports, CME Group is pleased to continue our partnership with the LPGA to further elevate women’s golf,” said CME Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry Duffy.
“Beginning next year, the CME Group Tour Championship’s $11 million purse will be the highest on the LPGA Tour, and the $4 million first-place prize will be the largest single prize in women’s sports.
“Both of these developments will make our event even more exciting for the players and spectators, while bringing more parity to the game.”
LPGA Commissioner Mollie Marcoux Samaan added: “This partnership extension with CME Group is extremely important and underscores the growth and strength of the LPGA.
“CME Group has been pushing the LPGA forward at every step of our evolution since 2011 and with this extension they are once again helping take the LPGA, women’s golf and women’s sports to unprecedented heights.
“We are grateful for Terry Duffy and CME Group’s continued commitment to advancing opportunities for girls and women, on and off the golf course.”
Race To The CME Globe
The Race to the CME Globe is the LPGA’s equivalent of the PGA Tour‘s FedEx Cup list with players earnings points throughout the year for the right to play in the season-ending Tour Championship
Started in 2014, it is a season-long points competition with players accumulating points in every Official LPGA Tournament to gain one of the 60 spots in the CME Group Tour Championship.
The 2023 Race to the CME Globe competition began with the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions in Florida and concludes with the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida.
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