Kerr wins Tour Championship; Ko wins $1 million bonus


Cristie Kerr won the CME Group Tour Championship, but Lydia Ko took home the bigger prize - the season-long Race to the CME Globe and its $1 million bonus. Here's how things went down in the LPGA's season finale in Naples, Fla.

Leaderboard: Cristie Kerr (-17), Gerina Piller (-16), Ha Na Jang (-16), Lexi Thompson (-14), Karine Icher (-13), Inbee Park (-12), Sydnee Michaels (-11), Minjee Lee (-11), Amy Yang (-11), Lydia Ko (-11).

What it means: The tournament victory gave Kerr, 38, her first multiple-win season since 2010, when she was ranked No. 1 (she also won the Kia Classic in March). For Ko, it was the second year in a row she captured the Race to the CME Globe. Last year she won the tournament as well, taking home $1.5 million, the richest payday in the history of women's golf. Ko also took home Player of the Year honors.

Round of the day: Sydnee Michaels had the day's low round, a 65, but this category has to be about Kerr. She started the day tied for the lead with Ha Na Jang at 13 under. She was in or around the lead all day, taking a two-shot advantage when she eagled the par-5 17th. Jang cut the deficit back to one when she followed with a birdie on the same hole, and both players parred the 18th. Kerr's 4-under 68 was her fourth round in the 60s.

Best of the rest: We'll give Michaels her due here. The 27-year-old had an up-and-down round, but there was far more up than down. She made one eagle, eight birdies and three bogeys to shoot 7-under 65. Also, a shout-out to Inbee Park, whose 69 and tie for sixth earned her the Vare Trophy for low scoring average.

Biggest disappointment: Lexi Thompson was in position to possibly win the tournament and the Race to the CME Globe, making four birdies through 11 holes, but she never added another circle to her card and settled for fourth in the tournament, third in the CME Globe standings.