LPGA Tour

CME Group Tour Championship 2018

November 15-18

Tiburón Golf Club, Naples, Florida

$2,500,000

November 15-18

Tiburón Golf Club, Naples, Florida

$2,500,000

Round 4

Lexi Thompson wins Tour Championship, Ariya Jutanugarn captures bonus prize.

November 18, 2018

American Lexi Thompson won the LPGA's season-ending Tour Championship on Sunday, while Thailand's number 1 Ariya Jutanugarn captured the $1 million season points bonus prize.

Thompson fired a two-under par 70 to finish 72 holes at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida, on 18-under 270 and beat compatriot Nelly Korda by four strokes.

"It's very gratifying," Thompson said. "This is a special event for me growing up in Florida. It was so special to win in front of my family and friends."

The last-chance victory extended Thompson's streak to six consecutive LPGA seasons with at least one triumph.

"This year has been very up and down but to end it like this is very special," Thompson said as she accepted the $500,000 winner's prize.

Ariya closed out an epic season with an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to complete a final-round 66 to share fifth on 276.

"Before I putted I was thinking I wanted to make it to have a good feeling before I go into the off season," Ariya said. "And then I made it."

Ariya, 22, began the week having already clinched LPGA Player of the Year and season prize money crowns after three victories this year.

In addition to the season prize, Ariya secured the Vare Trophy for the 2018 season's lowest scoring average and became the first player to sweep every major LPGA season award.

"It has been unbelievable," Ariya said. "I didn't expect to win anything like this.

"Feel great today. I'm really proud of myself."

Last year, Thompson missed a two-foot par putt on the 18th hole to lose the Tour Championship to Ariya even though she took the 2017 $1 million season points bonus.

This time, she didn't get the bonus but took a satisfying triumph, the 10th of her LPGA career and first since September 2017 at Indianapolis.

Thompson, 23, won her only major title at the 2014 Kraft Nabisco Championship.

After opening with a birdie, Thompson took a bogey at the par-4 fourth and birdied the par-3 eighth.

Thompson carried a two-stroke lead to the par-4 13th, when she sank a five-foot birdie putt and Korda took a bogey to fall four adrift.

Thompson stumbled with a bogey at the par-3 16th but Korda bogeyed as well. Both also birdied the par-5 17th and parred the 18th to maintain the final victory margin.

With a chance to match England's Charley Hull for the tournament record, Thompson missed a five-foot birdie putt at 18 but then sank a two-footer, just like the one she missed a year earlier, to seal victory.

South Korea's Ryu So-yeon and American Brittany Lincicome shared third on 275 with Ariya, American Marina Alex, New Zealand's Lydia Ko and Spain's Carlota Ciganda sharing fifth on 276.

Pos.
Player
Scores
Total
To Par
Prize Money
1
Lexi Thompson
65 - 67 - 68 - 70
270
-18
$500,000
2
Nelly Korda
69 - 67 - 67 - 71
274
-14
$216,800
T3
Brittany Lincicome
64 - 71 - 73 - 67
275
-13
$139,468
T3
So Yeon Ryu
69 - 69 - 69 - 68
275
-13
$139,468
T5
Ariya Jutanugarn
70 - 71 - 69 - 66
276
-12
$75,966
T5
Lydia Ko
69 - 71 - 68 - 68
276
-12
$75,966
T5
Marina Alex
69 - 67 - 71 - 69
276
-12
$75,966
T5
Carlota Ciganda
66 - 71 - 69 - 70
276
-12
$75,966
9
Nasa Hataoka
64 - 76 - 70 - 68
278
-10
$52,821
T10
Brooke M. Henderson
73 - 69 - 69 - 68
279
-9
$44,708
T10
Amy Olson
63 - 72 - 76 - 68
279
-9
$44,708
T10
Sei Young Kim
69 - 72 - 68 - 70
279
-9
$44,708
T13
Danielle Kang
69 - 72 - 71 - 69
281
-7
$37,745
T13
Jessica Korda
69 - 69 - 73 - 70
281
-7
$37,745
T15
Brittany Altomare
73 - 73 - 68 - 68
282
-6
$31,811
T15
Sung Hyun Park
71 - 73 - 69 - 69
282
-6
$31,811
T15
Gaby Lopez
71 - 69 - 69 - 73
282
-6
$31,811
T15
Charley Hull
69 - 68 - 72 - 73
282
-6
$31,811
T19
Azahara Munoz
72 - 69 - 73 - 69
283
-5
$27,775
T19
Lizette Salas
69 - 71 - 72 - 71
283
-5
$27,775
21
Tiffany Joh
71 - 72 - 71 - 70
284
-4
$26,351
T22
Maria Torres
73 - 74 - 71 - 67
285
-3
$24,007
T22
Jane Park
72 - 72 - 71 - 70
285
-3
$24,007
T22
Yu Liu
68 - 72 - 74 - 71
285
-3
$24,007
T22
Mi Hyang Lee
70 - 70 - 70 - 75
285
-3
$24,007
26
Megan Khang
71 - 67 - 71 - 77
286
-2
$21,841
T27
Jenny Shin
72 - 73 - 73 - 69
287
-1
$20,178
T27
Eun-Hee Ji
71 - 77 - 69 - 70
287
-1
$20,178
T27
Katherine Kirk
70 - 72 - 73 - 72
287
-1
$20,178
T30
Ashleigh Buhai
69 - 71 - 79 - 69
288
E
$16,549
T30
Pornanong Phatlum
73 - 70 - 74 - 71
288
E
$16,549
T30
Mo Martin
74 - 71 - 71 - 72
288
E
$16,549
T30
Annie Park
74 - 74 - 67 - 73
288
E
$16,549
T30
Hee Young Park
69 - 74 - 72 - 73
288
E
$16,549
T30
Anna Nordqvist
70 - 71 - 71 - 76
288
E
$16,549
T30
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
67 - 70 - 73 - 78
288
E
$16,549
T37
Celine Boutier
74 - 74 - 72 - 69
289
1
$12,641
T37
Minjee Lee
70 - 75 - 74 - 70
289
1
$12,641
T37
Caroline Masson
71 - 72 - 75 - 71
289
1
$12,641
T37
Wei-Ling Hsu
72 - 70 - 76 - 71
289
1
$12,641
T37
Cristie Kerr
69 - 70 - 79 - 71
289
1
$12,641
T37
Chella Choi
69 - 74 - 74 - 72
289
1
$12,641
T43
Jaye Marie Green
69 - 75 - 76 - 70
290
2
$10,113
T43
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
70 - 73 - 77 - 70
290
2
$10,113
T43
Peiyun Chien
73 - 72 - 74 - 71
290
2
$10,113
T43
Mirim Lee
72 - 74 - 72 - 72
290
2
$10,113
T43
Austin Ernst
70 - 72 - 74 - 74
290
2
$10,113
T48
Lindy Duncan
67 - 79 - 74 - 71
291
3
$8,122
T48
Hannah Green
73 - 71 - 75 - 72
291
3
$8,122
T48
Angel Yin
71 - 76 - 71 - 73
291
3
$8,122
T48
Thidapa Suwannapura
73 - 73 - 72 - 73
291
3
$8,122
T48
Emma Talley
70 - 75 - 73 - 73
291
3
$8,122
T48
Su Oh
71 - 75 - 70 - 75
291
3
$8,122
T48
Haeji Kang
70 - 76 - 69 - 76
291
3
$8,122
T55
Wichanee Meechai
74 - 74 - 72 - 72
292
4
$6,884
T55
Dani Holmqvist
70 - 76 - 73 - 73
292
4
$6,884
T55
Aditi Ashok
72 - 73 - 70 - 77
292
4
$6,884
T58
In Gee Chun
72 - 74 - 76 - 71
293
5
$6,172
T58
Sakura Yokomine
72 - 72 - 73 - 76
293
5
$6,172
T58
Moriya Jutanugarn
72 - 71 - 73 - 77
293
5
$6,172
61
Ayako Uehara
74 - 73 - 73 - 74
294
6
$5,817
T62
Sarah Jane Smith
70 - 80 - 72 - 73
295
7
$5,579
T62
Ally McDonald
73 - 72 - 77 - 73
295
7
$5,579
T62
Jeong Eun Lee
71 - 73 - 76 - 75
295
7
$5,579
T65
Jacqui Concolino
76 - 75 - 72 - 73
296
8
$5,163
T65
Ryann O'Toole
72 - 79 - 71 - 74
296
8
$5,163
T65
Mariajo Uribe
71 - 74 - 76 - 75
296
8
$5,163
T65
Georgia Hall
71 - 72 - 75 - 78
296
8
$5,163
T69
Pernilla Lindberg
75 - 77 - 73 - 73
298
10
$4,807
T69
Jin Young Ko
78 - 72 - 73 - 75
298
10
$4,807
71
Bronte Law
69 - 79 - 74 - 77
299
11
$4,689
72
Mariah Stackhouse
76 - 75 - 78 - 72
301
13
$4,628
Pos.
Player
Scores
Total
To Par
1
Lexi Thompson
65 - 67 - 68 - 70
270
-18
2
Nelly Korda
69 - 67 - 67 - 71
274
-14
T3
Brittany Lincicome
64 - 71 - 73 - 67
275
-13
T3
So Yeon Ryu
69 - 69 - 69 - 68
275
-13
T5
Ariya Jutanugarn
70 - 71 - 69 - 66
276
-12
T5
Lydia Ko
69 - 71 - 68 - 68
276
-12
T5
Marina Alex
69 - 67 - 71 - 69
276
-12
T5
Carlota Ciganda
66 - 71 - 69 - 70
276
-12
9
Nasa Hataoka
64 - 76 - 70 - 68
278
-10
T10
Brooke M. Henderson
73 - 69 - 69 - 68
279
-9
T10
Amy Olson
63 - 72 - 76 - 68
279
-9
T10
Sei Young Kim
69 - 72 - 68 - 70
279
-9
T13
Danielle Kang
69 - 72 - 71 - 69
281
-7
T13
Jessica Korda
69 - 69 - 73 - 70
281
-7
T15
Brittany Altomare
73 - 73 - 68 - 68
282
-6
T15
Sung Hyun Park
71 - 73 - 69 - 69
282
-6
T15
Gaby Lopez
71 - 69 - 69 - 73
282
-6
T15
Charley Hull
69 - 68 - 72 - 73
282
-6
T19
Azahara Munoz
72 - 69 - 73 - 69
283
-5
T19
Lizette Salas
69 - 71 - 72 - 71
283
-5
21
Tiffany Joh
71 - 72 - 71 - 70
284
-4
T22
Maria Torres
73 - 74 - 71 - 67
285
-3
T22
Jane Park
72 - 72 - 71 - 70
285
-3
T22
Yu Liu
68 - 72 - 74 - 71
285
-3
T22
Mi Hyang Lee
70 - 70 - 70 - 75
285
-3
26
Megan Khang
71 - 67 - 71 - 77
286
-2
T27
Jenny Shin
72 - 73 - 73 - 69
287
-1
T27
Eun-Hee Ji
71 - 77 - 69 - 70
287
-1
T27
Katherine Kirk
70 - 72 - 73 - 72
287
-1
T30
Ashleigh Buhai
69 - 71 - 79 - 69
288
E
T30
Pornanong Phatlum
73 - 70 - 74 - 71
288
E
T30
Mo Martin
74 - 71 - 71 - 72
288
E
T30
Annie Park
74 - 74 - 67 - 73
288
E
T30
Hee Young Park
69 - 74 - 72 - 73
288
E
T30
Anna Nordqvist
70 - 71 - 71 - 76
288
E
T30
Pannarat Thanapolboonyaras
67 - 70 - 73 - 78
288
E
T37
Celine Boutier
74 - 74 - 72 - 69
289
1
T37
Minjee Lee
70 - 75 - 74 - 70
289
1
T37
Caroline Masson
71 - 72 - 75 - 71
289
1
T37
Wei-Ling Hsu
72 - 70 - 76 - 71
289
1
T37
Cristie Kerr
69 - 70 - 79 - 71
289
1
T37
Chella Choi
69 - 74 - 74 - 72
289
1
T43
Jaye Marie Green
69 - 75 - 76 - 70
290
2
T43
Jodi Ewart Shadoff
70 - 73 - 77 - 70
290
2
T43
Peiyun Chien
73 - 72 - 74 - 71
290
2
T43
Mirim Lee
72 - 74 - 72 - 72
290
2
T43
Austin Ernst
70 - 72 - 74 - 74
290
2
T48
Lindy Duncan
67 - 79 - 74 - 71
291
3
T48
Hannah Green
73 - 71 - 75 - 72
291
3
T48
Angel Yin
71 - 76 - 71 - 73
291
3
T48
Thidapa Suwannapura
73 - 73 - 72 - 73
291
3
T48
Emma Talley
70 - 75 - 73 - 73
291
3
T48
Su Oh
71 - 75 - 70 - 75
291
3
T48
Haeji Kang
70 - 76 - 69 - 76
291
3
T55
Wichanee Meechai
74 - 74 - 72 - 72
292
4
T55
Dani Holmqvist
70 - 76 - 73 - 73
292
4
T55
Aditi Ashok
72 - 73 - 70 - 77
292
4
T58
In Gee Chun
72 - 74 - 76 - 71
293
5
T58
Sakura Yokomine
72 - 72 - 73 - 76
293
5
T58
Moriya Jutanugarn
72 - 71 - 73 - 77
293
5
61
Ayako Uehara
74 - 73 - 73 - 74
294
6
T62
Sarah Jane Smith
70 - 80 - 72 - 73
295
7
T62
Ally McDonald
73 - 72 - 77 - 73
295
7
T62
Jeong Eun Lee
71 - 73 - 76 - 75
295
7
T65
Jacqui Concolino
76 - 75 - 72 - 73
296
8
T65
Ryann O'Toole
72 - 79 - 71 - 74
296
8
T65
Mariajo Uribe
71 - 74 - 76 - 75
296
8
T65
Georgia Hall
71 - 72 - 75 - 78
296
8
T69
Pernilla Lindberg
75 - 77 - 73 - 73
298
10
T69
Jin Young Ko
78 - 72 - 73 - 75
298
10
71
Bronte Law
69 - 79 - 74 - 77
299
11
72
Mariah Stackhouse
76 - 75 - 78 - 72
301
13