ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills is lap seven of Race to CME Globe

Mission Hills Golf Course to host ANA Inspiration 2017; In memory of Dave Johnson, Players and caddies will don black ribbons in the first round.

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Ariya Jutanugarn wins the 2016 Race to CME Globe

March 28, 2017: This week’s ANA Inspiration will mark the seventh event in the season-long Race to CME Globe. With four finishes inside the top-8, including two runner-ups, Ariya Jutanugarn is the early leader in the Race to CME Globe with 949 points.

In 2017, the reset points for the Race to the CME Globe will be modified slightly. As a result of these modifications:

  • The top five finishers entering Naples will control their own destiny at the CME Group Tour Championship – – meaning if they win in Naples, they will also win the $1M CME Globe.
  • The top 12 finishers entering Naples will have a mathematical chance to win the $1M CME Globe.
  • Please note that previously, the top three controlled their destiny and top nine had a mathematical chance

REMEMBERING A MISSION HILLS LEGEND

Beloved Mission Hills Director of Golf Course Operations Dave Johnson passed away earlier this year, just five weeks before the ANA Inspiration and a few days before his 29th anniversary at the Rancho Mirage course.

From 1984-1988, he was the assistant superintendent at The Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, which hosted the 1986 PGA Championship. Starting in 1988, Johnson had overseen operations of the ANA Inspiration and witnessed every jump into Poppie’s Pond.

Players and caddies will don black ribbons to honor Johnson’s memory beginning in the first round.

Larry Bohannan with the Desert Sun wrote a touching piece after Johnson’s passing in February: http://desert.sn/2mfoEMr

2017 LPGA TOUR SEASON BY THE NUMBERS

2017 2014 2011
# of Events 35 33 25
# of Official Events 34 32 23
Official Money Purses $67.35M $57.55M $41.5M
Official Events at $2 million 16 13 8
Events in N. America 22 22 15
Events outside N. America 13 11 10

2016 MAJORS RECAP

Major Champion Score
ANA Inspiration Lydia Ko 70 – 68 – 69 – 69 = 276 (-12)
KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Brooke Henderson 67 – 73 – 73 – 65 = 278 (-6)
U.S. Women’s Open conducted by the USGA Brittany Lang 68 – 75 – 68 – 71 = 282 (-6)
RICOH Women’s British Open Ariya Jutanugarn 65 – 69 – 66 – 72 = 272 (-16)
The Evian Championship In Gee Chun 63 – 66 – 65 – 69 = 263 (-21)*

* Major championship scoring record – male or female

 

LPGA Tour Release

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