Yesterday, 2021 LPGA season came to an end the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida. The results, Ko Jin-young Wins the CME Group Tour Championship in an almost perfect performance. Needless to say, this was almost too good to be true as she literally won against the best players in the world.
The final-round showdown of the CME Group Tour Championship was made up of an impressive roster. Furthermore, all players were vying to be the LPGA player of the year and neck-in-neck for the lead. Some of these top contenders were Nelly Korda, Jin Young Ko, Celine Boutier and Nasa Hataoka, a two-time 2021 champion. According to golf betting forums, all of them had 10 wins in their current calendar year.
Ko Jin-young Wins the CME Group Tour Championship and $1.5 Million
For Ko, her only chance at the LPG player of the year was to win the CME Group Tour Championship. However, the biggest obstacle was Nelly Korda, the No. 1 player in the world. In addition, sports betting news said she had an ailing left wrist. During practice, she had to use a gap wedge to take a full swing.
Despite it all she was able to deliver a performance that was close to perfect and a $1.5 million prize purse. The biggest prize money in LPGA history. According to sports betting odds, Ko mad a birdie on ever hole and went 63 holes without missing the green.
Ko opened with a 25-foot birdie putt that looked as easy as a tap-in, and she was on her way. She hit 7-iron to 8 feet for birdie on No. 3, took the lead for good with a wedge to 10 feet on the next hole and didn’t come close to a bogey.
She wound up winning by one shot over Nasa Hataoka of Japan, who never got closer than two shots on the back nine until a birdie on the final hole for a 64.
Despite the solid performance of her competitors, it was not enough to keep Ko from winning her fifth title. Furthermore, her victory gave her enough points to win the LPGA Player of the year title. Overall, this victory gave her gave her a total of 211 points, 14 points higher than Nelly Korda.