December 21, 2020 08:30
Golfer Ko Jin-young won the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida on Sunday.
She finished at 18 under par, five strokes ahead of Korea's Kim Sei-young and Australia's Hannah Green.
Ko, who was one shot behind Kim at the beginning of the day, birdied her way to victory, hitting three straight birdies from the 12th to the 14th hole, again at the 16th and then a final time at the 18th hole.
The top-ranked player earned US$1.1 million for winning the season-ending LPGA tournament.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, She only played four LPGA events out of a total of 18 this year. Yet, she still managed to earn more than $1.6 million in total, winning the money title for the second straight year.
With Sunday's victory, Ko became the 71st player in the history of the LPGA to pass the $5-million mark in career earnings.
Meanwhile, Kim Sei-young, who finished second, won Rolex Player of the Year.
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