It’s easy to be disappointed that Tiger Woods has withdrawn from this weekend’s Safeway Classic in Napa, but hard to be surprised. He’s not hurt, they say, but his game’s not ready. Shit, whose game is? But we power on, right?
Another 500 points is in play this week for the winner in the first of the final four tournaments before the LPGA’s Race to the CME Globe winds up at the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla., Nov. 17-20. The tour stays in Asia this week for the Keb Hana Bank Championship in Incheon, which of course you know is in South Korea.
Lydia Ko finished T20 at the Fubon in Taiwan last week and still increased her lead in the CME race t0 134 points over second-place Ariya Jutanagarn. You could do the math, i.e., who needs how many by when, but why hurt yourself?
It’s worthwhile to know that the CME Group Tour Championship ups the points prize to 3,500 points for the champeen, which could really shuffle things up at the top for somebody, like, say third-place Brooke Henderson — 1,199 points behind Ko — and that’s not advanced math, just simple arithmetic.