2021 CME Group Tour Championship: How to watch the LPGA Tour’s season finale
The LPGA Tour’s season concludes this weekend with the CME Group Tour Championship, and it’s sure to be an action-packed four days. Here’s what you need to know.
Previewing the CME Group Tour Championship
The biggest storyline this week in Naples, Fla., will be the crowning of the Rolex Player of the Year, and it’s become a two-horse race for the hardware. World No. 1 Nelly Korda is the favorite to take the crown come Sunday, but second-ranked Jin Young Ko is hot on her heels, just 10 points behind her in the standings.
“It’s crazy because usually I come to this event and I’m so far away from [winning the award],” Korda said. “The fact that I’m in contention just shows how well I’ve played this year and shows how much my hard work has been paying off.”
Each woman has won four times this season (although Korda also claimed a gold medal in Tokyo) as the two have been head and shoulders above the rest of the tour. Korda is looking to claim her first Player of the Year award, while Ko hopes to win the award for the second time in a row.
How to watch the CME Group Tour Championship
Golf Channel and NBC will split duties airing the CME Tour Championship, and you can find the full schedule below. (All times ET.)
Nov. 18: Golf Channel 3-6 p.m. (Tape delay)
Nov. 19: Golf Channel 3-5 p.m.
Nov. 20: Golf Channel 4-7 p.m. (Tape delay)
Nov. 21: NBC 1-4 p.m.
How to stream the CME Group Tour Championship online
You can stream Golf Channel’s coverage of the CME Group Tour Championship Thursday through Saturday on golfchannel.com., and you can find the full schedule below. (All times ET.)
Nov. 18: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Nov. 19: 2-5 p.m.
Nov. 20: 2-5 p.m.
2021 CME Group Tour Championship Round 1 tee times (All times ET)
Tee No. 1
7:27 a.m. – Georgia Hall, Austin Ernst, Gaby Lopez
7:39 a.m. – Jennifer Kupcho, Matilda Castren, Hannah Green
7:51 a.m. – Ally Ewing, Anna Nordqvist, In Gee Chun
8:03 a.m. – Hyo Joo Kim, Parajaree Anannarukarn, So Yeon Ryu
8:15 a.m. – Leona Maguire, Celine Boutier, Lizette Salas
8:27 a.m. – Moriya Jutanugarn, Jeongeun Lee6, Yuka Saso
8:39 a.m. – Sei Young Kim, Danielle Kang, Jessica Korda
8:51 a.m. – Brooke Henderson, Minjee Lee, Nasa Hataoka
9:03 a.m. – Patty Tavatanakit, Ariya Jutanugarn, Lexi Thompson
9:15 a.m. Jin Young Ko, Nelly Korda, Lydia Ko
Tee No. 10
7:27 a.m. Ryann O’Toole, Amy Yang, Yealimi Noh
7:39 a.m. – Wei-Ling Hsu, Mina Harigae, Esther Henseleit
7:51 a.m. – Nann Koerstz Madsen, Madelene Sagstrom, Megan Khang
8:03 a.m. – Su Oh, Jenny Shin, Elizabeth, Szokol
8:15 a.m. – Caroline Masson, Stacy Lewis, A Lim Kim
8:27 a.m. – Eun-Hee Ji, Brittany Altomare, Angel Yin
8:39 a.m. – Amy Olson, Xiyu Lin, Lauren Stephenson
8:51 a.m. – Charley Hull, Sophia Popov, Yu Liu
9:03 a.m. – Chella Choi, Jasmine Suwannapura, Carlota Ciganda
9:15 a.m. – Wichanee Meechai, Emma Talley, Jenny Coleman