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10 LPGA players to watch on the CME bubble, including the 2022 champ

10 LPGA players to watch on the CME bubble, including the 2022 champ

Only three events remain on the LPGA schedule before the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship, and there are some big-name players sitting on the outside. The top 60 players on the Race to CME Globe points list will qualify for the season finale in Naples, Florida, Nov. 16-19, where anyone in the field can win the top prize in women’s golf of $2 million.

This week’s Maybank Championship in Malaysia has a field of 78 players with no cut. A victory is worth 500 points, and a 10th-place finish garners 75. The Toto Japan Classic in early November is another no-cut event, which means that like the Maybank, every LPGA player in the field will earn CME points, should she complete all four rounds.

The Annika driven by Gainbridge at Pelican is the final event before the CME points list is finalized on Nov. 12.

Here are 10 players on the bubble heading down the final stretch:

Eun-Hee Ji of South Korea plays her shot from the second tee during the first round of the BMW Ladies Championship on the Seowon Hills course at Seowon Valley Country Club on October 19, 2023 in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

South Korea’s Ji, a six-time LPGA winner, sits on the magic number, 60th, heading into the final stretch. Ji is in the field in both Malaysia and Japan.

Ryann O’Toole of the United States plays their second shot on the 18th hole on Day Two of the ISPS HANDA World Invitational presented by AVIV Clinics at Castlerock Golf Club on August 18, 2023 in United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

O’Toole, who has one top-10 finish this season in Northern Ireland, is in the field in Malaysia. She missed five straight cuts in the middle of the season.

2023 Women's PGA Championship

Lauren Coughlin tees off on the 4th hole during the third round of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Coughlin is making a strong year-end push to qualify for her first CME. She took a share of 10th last week in South Korea and tied for 21st in Shanghai. Coughlin will play four in a row in Asia.

Gemma Dryburgh

Gemma Dryburgh of Scotland plays a shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the FREED GROUP Women’s Scottish Open presented by Trust Golf at Dundonald Links Golf Course on August 04, 2023 in Troon, Scotland. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

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