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Ariya Jutanugarn is poised for a season-long awards sweep

Ariya Jutanugarn at the 2018 CME Group Tour Championship
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NAPLES, Fla. – Get the broom ready.

Ariya Jutanugarn is in position to complete a sweep of the LPGA’s most coveted season-long honors.

She’s virtually a lock to take home the Vare Trophy for low scoring average after Sunday’s final round of the CME Group Tour Championship.

She’s also in good position to take home the Race to the CME Globe’s $1 million season-long bonus.

Jutanugarn already clinched the Rolex Player of the Year Award, the LPGA money title and the Rolex Annika Major Award for the best overall performance in the majors.


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Jutanugarn’s 3-under-par 69 Saturday left her tied for 12th in the tournament.

Jin Young Ko needed to beat Jutanugarn by 15 shots this week to have a chance to win the Vare Trophy. Ko is way back in the pack with no realistic chance to overtake Jutanugarn’s scoring average.

Jutanugarn started the week No. 1 in the Race to the CME Globe points. She will start Sunday first in CME projected points.

Brooke Henderson is tied for 16th in the tournament, positioning herself second in CME projected points.

So Yeon Ryu is tied for fourth in the tournament, positioning herself third in projected points.

If Jutanugarn holds her spot at 12th on the tournament leaderboard, Henderson would have to finish eighth to equal Jutanugarn in CME points and seventh or better to overtake her. Ryu would have to win the tournament to overtake Jutanugarn in points.