Yesterday was the last day of the 2023 LPGA Tour Season with the CME Group Tour Championship. The event took place at the Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, FL between November 17-19. While Nasa Hataoka was the favorite to win the tournament, Korean Golf Betting fans were in for a surprise. This is because while overcoming the odds, Amy Yang wins the LPGA CME Group Tour Championship.
According to sports betting news, Yang went into the tournament after recently recovering from tennis elbow. However, it did not hinder her as she won the tournament by three shots over Alison Lee and Nasa Hataoka. For Yang, this was her fifth LPGA win in her career and her first one outside of Asia.
With this wins, Amy Hang is the fourth South Korean player to win an LPGA tournament this season. The other Korean golfers to reach the winner’s circle this season are Ko Jin-young, Ryu Hae-ran and Kim Hyo-joo.
Amy Yang wins the LPGA CME Group Tour Championship Prize of $2 Million
This year, golfers were competing for $7 million in prizes at the CME Group Tour Championship. In addition, the winner got a $2 million prize, the largest single prize in the history of Women’s golf. Needless to say, Amy Yang was very happy with the prize money and the honor of winning the tournament.
Yang shot six-under 66 and finishing with a birdie on the last hole to finish at 27-under 261. Throughout the tournament rounds she shot 68, 63, 64 and 66 for the week at the Tiburon Golf Club.
According to iGaming news in Korea, the 34-years old golfer became the oldest winner on the LPGA Tour this year. During an interview, she said that she did not even think about it. She said that “Age is just a number. Never give up. Just have a dream and work hard.”
With this win, she also became the fifth South Korean to win the season-ending event. Thus, joins Jin Young Ko, Sei Young Kim, Na Yeon Choi and Hee Young Park for that feat.
Tying for second place, Allison Lee and Nasa Hataoka each won $445,000 while Lilia Vu got $250 for third place.
2023 LPGA Tour – CME Group Tour Championship Top 10 Finish