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:
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.
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.
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.
The 2022 Toto champion and recent Solheim Cupper has…