I attended the LPGA’s final tournament of the year, the CME Group Tour Championship at the Tibúron Golf Club in Naples, Florida, and it did not disappoint. Nearly every season-long award was up for grabs, and stars like Lexi Thompson, Sung Hyun Park, Ariya Jutanugarn, and Michelle Wie all had a chance to win on the back nine on Sunday. The excitement level was at an all-time high.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the week.

Michelle Wie

No'W's' but a successful Solheim year for fan favorite, Michelle Wie. | Photo: Ben Harpring for womensgolf.com
Michelle Wie was all smiles after completing the third round of the CME Group Tour Championship tied for the lead.

Suzann Pettersen

Suzann Pettersen takes in the scenery womensgolf.com LPGA
Suzann Pettersen takes in the scenery while waiting for her turn to putt on the fifth hole at the Tibúron Golf Club in Naples, Florida.

Jin Young Ko

Rookie Jin Young Ko leaves fans smiling after signing autographs womensgolf.com
Jin Young Ko leaves fans smiling after signing autographs.

Lydia Ko

Lydia Ko CME Group Tour Championship womensgolf.com
Fans watch Lydia Ko hitting her approach into the ninth hole after a pushed tee shot put her in a less than ideal position.

Lexi Thompson

Lexi Thompson poses with the Race to the CME Globe trophy - womensgolf.com
Lexi Thompson poses with the Race to the CME Globe trophy after an up and down, but successful, season on the LPGA Tour.

Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn

Jutanugarn family and coach Gary Gilchrist CME Group Tour Championship - womensgolf.com

All smiles for the Jutanugarn family and coach Gary Gilchrist after Ariya won the season’s final event at the Tibúron Golf Club in Naples, Florida.The season’s final event was one to remember. With drama and extraordinary play throughout, I can not think of a better way to finish the season. Sung Hyun Park solidified her place as one of the best in the game. Lexi Thompson is stronger because of the obstacles she’s faced and overcome. Lydia Ko is looking comfortable with her new swing. Michelle Wie is ready to win. And Ariya Jutanugarn found her confidence.

What a way to finish 2017.


Ben Harpring Womens GolfA lifelong golfer and fan, Ben Harpring, from Columbus, Indiana is currently finishing up his Business degree at Indiana University – Purdue University Columbus.
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