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Tomorrow Lexi Thompson defends her CME Group Tour Championship title at Tiburon Golf Club - Naples

Lexi Thompson at the Tiburon Golf Club in 2018

Lexi Thompson is undoubtedly one of my favorite iconic figures in modern women's golf. And tomorrow, Thursday, November 21st, she not only tees off at Tiburon Golf Club - Naples in the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship to defend her title, but could also make history if successful.

Heading to the renowned Tiburon Golf Club - Naples and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida, she already has a remarkable display of 14 professional victories – 11 on the LPGA Tour.

So, I'm surprised Thompson is not the bookie's favorite. After all, she has a proven record at Tiburon - she won this very title in 2018. And this is her chance to finish this season with a big bang. Because if she is successful in defending her title came Sunday, she’ll go down as the first to receive $1.5 million - the biggest single payout in women's golf history. But again, because she has played very little golf this fall, I sort of understand where the bookies stand. 

Sill, two years ago, Thompson won the Race to the CME Globe bonus at Tiburon Golf Club - Naples. She also won the Vare Trophy for low scoring average. But also lost a lot too. However, when she missed a 2-foot putt at the event’s finish, she missed the opportunity to win the Rolex Player of the Year Award. Thereby losing the opportunity to ascend to world No. 1 for the first time.

She has won at least once every season in succession since 2013. And a sports journalist once described her consistency as the beginning of a legendary Streak. So, the 24-year-old American will take on the field yet again at the same venue where she finished runner-up in 2017.

Here are the CME Group Tour Championship tee times at Tiburon Golf Club - Naples

listings in EST.

1st tee

Tee time


7:30 a.m.

Katherine Kirk, Anna Nordqvist, Stacy Lewis

7:42 a.m.

Jaye Marie Green, Ashleigh Buhai, Cheyenne Knight

7:54 a.m.

Jodi Ewart Shadoff, Wei-Ling Hsu, Amy Olson

8:06 a.m.

Nicole Broch Larsen, Georgia Hall, Charley Hull

8:18 a.m.

Alena Sharp, Jennifer Kupcho, Annie Park

8:30 a.m.

Jasmine Suwannapura, Mirim Lee, Jenny Shin

8:42 a.m.

Chella Choi, Jing Yan, Ally McDonald

8:54 a.m.

Marina Alex, Nanna Koerstz Madsen, Morgan Pressel

9:06 a.m.

Megan Khang, Kristen Gillman, Lydia Ko

9:18 a.m.

Mi Hyang Lee, Angel Yin, So Yeon Ryu

9:30 a.m.

Caroline Masson, Su Oh, Gaby Lopez

9:42 a.m.

Lizette Salas, Celine Boutier, Jessica Korda

9:54 a.m.

Moriya Jutanugarn, Inbee Park, Bronte Law

10:06 a.m.

Hannah Green, Eun-Hee Ji, Azahara Munoz

10:18 a.m.

Brittany Altomare, Shanshan Feng, Yu Liu

10:30 a.m.

Amy Yang, Nasa Hataoka, Carlota Ciganda

10:42 a.m.

Hyo Joo Kim, Ariya Jutanugarn, Mi Jung Hur

10:54 a.m.

Sei Young Kim, Danielle Kang, Lexi Thompson

11:06 a.m.

Jeongeun Lee6, Nelly Korda, Sung Hyun Park

11:18 a.m.

Jin Young Ko, Brooke Henderson, Minjee Lee