Kim Sei-young, aka, Sei Young Kim, fired the putt of her life, a 25-foot birdie on the 18th at Tiburon Golf Club - Naples in Naples, Florida, on Sunday. She triumphed in the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship to pocket $1.5 million, the biggest prize in the history of women's golf.
Now, the 26-year-old has made $2,753,099 this season. So, that brings her total career earnings to $8,666,676. However, the South Korean closed with 18 under to narrowly beat the 2016 CME Group Tour Championship star, Charley Hull on Sunday at Tiburon Golf Club, by one-stroke.
So, with $8,666,676 super-hot Kim becomes the 31st golfer in LPGA history to reach $8 million in career earnings. She makes an even bigger ripple on the All-Time Money List earnings ladder. At the start of this event, she was the world’s number 33, and now she is likely to sour to 26th.
This is Kim’s third triumph this year – and her 10th career victory. So, she becomes the fourth Korean player with at least 10 LPGA wins - joining Se Ri Pak, who leads with a record 25 victories, Inbee Park, who has 19, and Jiyai Shin, who sits on 11 victories.
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