LPGA’s CME Group Tour Championship to award $1.5 million to winner

NAPLES, Fla. — The Race to the CME Globe will be more frantic starting next year, and the winner of the LPGA Tour’s season-ending tournament is going to get considerably richer. Tour and event officials announced Tuesday night that the CME Group Tour Championship’s purse in 2019 will double to $5 million, with the winner getting $1.5 million — the largest first-place share in women’s golf history. The biggest winner’s check and purse on the LPGA Tour this season were both at the U.S. Women’s Open, where Ariya Jutanugarn won…

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Top-ranked Ariya chases $1 mln at LPGA Tour Championship

Miami (AFP) – World number one Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand has captured almost every major LPGA award this season but still chases a $1 million bonus prize starting Thursday at the Tour Championship. The 22-year-old defending champion from Bangkok has won three titles this year, including her second major at the US Women’s Open plus the Ladies Scottish Open and her second Kingsmill Championship crown in three years. Ariya has already clinched the LPGA Player of the Year Award, the season money title, the Annika Award for best results in…

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Toto Wolff relieved to have won ‘most difficult’ championship yet

After securing his fifth constructors’ title as team principal of Mercedes on Sunday, Toto Wolff has labelled his team’s 2018 campaign as its toughest yet. Mercedes wrapped up the constructors’ championship at Interlagos following Lewis Hamilton’s tenth victory of the season and Valtteri Bottas’ fifth-place finish. Going into Brazil, title rivals Ferrari had to outscore Mercedes by 13 points to take the fight to the season finale in Abu Dhabi, but could only manage third and sixth — losing 12 points to Mercedes overall. Mercedes will have the chance to…

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Scott McCarron leads Charles Schwab Cup Championship

PHOENIX (AP) — Scott McCarron moved into position to win the PGA Tour Champions’ season points race, birdieing the final two holes Saturday for a one-stroke lead in the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. McCarron shot a 5-under 66 on another warm and sunny day at Phoenix Country Club. To win the Charles Schwab Cup and a $1 million annuity, McCarron needs to the tournament Sunday and have Bernhard Langer – tied for 19th at 7 under – tie for fourth or worse. ”All I’m trying to do is put myself…

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Paul Goydos leads Charles Schwab Cup Championship

PHOENIX (AP) — Paul Goydos birdied the par-5 18th for a 6-under 65 and a one-stroke lead in the PGA Tour Champions’ season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Tied for the first-round lead with Tim Petrovic after a 63, Goydos had six birdies in the bogey-free round in warm, sunny conditions at Phoenix Country Club. ”I was very, in a sense, for lack of a better word, simple,” Goydos said. ”I hit a lot of fairways, hit a lot of greens and I made six putts for birdie. A couple of…

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Tsitsipas Slides Into Championship Match | ATP World Tour

Stefanos Tsitsipas was tested sternly on Friday evening at the Next Gen ATP Finals, but the top seed moved on nonetheless, as the World No. 15 beat 2017 runner-up Andrey Rublev 4-3(3), 3-4(5), 4-0, 2-4, 4-3(2) to reach the championship match. It was no surprise that the pair went the distance. This was their first FedEx ATP Head meeting, but Rublev beat Tsitsipas in a third-set tie-break at an ATP Challenger Tour event in Quimper, France. At that point, the Greek was No. 196 in the ATP Rankings. But a…

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F1’s big-money championship yet to be decided

Lewis Hamilton may have secured his fifth drivers’ crown in Mexico, but the championship that determines how a large chunk of prize money is distributed between the teams is still up for grabs. It’s also the title that team members’ bonuses are attached to — for example, every full-time Mercedes employee in Brackley — from engineers to catering staff — are due to receive a minimum payment of £10,000 if the title is won. “It’s the constructors’ championship that pays the mortgage of the colleagues and pays for the Christmas…

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World Test championship is step in right direction, says David Gower

By: PTI | Published: November 4, 2018 3:54:43 pm Former England captain David Gower feels that World Test Championship can revive the interest in the longest format among the fans if marketed in proper manner with practical tweaks. Gower along with former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer and former Pakistan captain Mushtaq Mohammad were participating in a “public conversation” held here on Friday on how to save Test cricket. “There is already a move towards having World Test Championship (in 2019), which I think in the end is good. What the…

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How Lewis Hamilton lost then won his first world championship

One of the most dramatic Formula One world championship finales occurred at the Brazilian Grand Prix in November 2008. It all started a year earlier. In 2007, rookie sensation Lewis Hamilton had arrived at Sao Paolo’s Interlagos circuit with a four-point lead over McLaren teammate Fernando Alonso and a seven-point lead over Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen. He had already blown one chance to wrap it up, infamously beaching his car on entry to the pit-lane at the penultimate round in China. In Brazil, after nearly colliding with Alonso on lap one…

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If Carmelo Anthony Wants to Win an N.B.A. Championship, He Has a Model in McAdoo

It is the go-to comparison in N.B.A. circles whenever the subject turns to the much-debated Carmelo Anthony experiment in Houston. For years, Anthony’s critics have wondered: How much longer will it take for him to embrace off-the-bench duty, as Bob McAdoo did at 30? No less an authority than Rockets Coach Mike D’Antoni drew that precise parallel on opening night, volunteering to reporters that he hoped Anthony would ultimately accept it, in the same reputation-changing manner that McAdoo famously did with the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s. “I know…

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