Ko wins LPGA finale for record $2M prize

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) Lydia Ko never won more in one day than on Sunday in the CME Group Tour Championship, where she claimed the richest prize in women's golf at $2 million with a victory that allowed her to win LPGA player of the year.

Ko outlasted Leona Maguire of Ireland in the final round, seizing control with a 7-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole and closing with 2-under 70 for a two-shot victory.

Unflappable in a strong but occasional wind, Ko wiped away tears when she tapped in for par on the final at Tiburon Golf Club.

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Money Leaders: LPGA Tour
Rank Player Earnings
1 Lydia Ko $4,364,403
2 Minjee Lee $3,809,960
3 In Gee Chun $2,673,860
4 Brooke Henderson $2,413,251
5 Atthaya Thitikul $2,193,642
6 Hyejin Choi $2,075,696
7 Jennifer Kupcho $1,955,531
8 Lexi Thompson $1,929,718
9 Leona Maguire $1,812,831
10 Ashleigh Buhai $1,553,004
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