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Kerr wins LPGA Tour finale, Ko earns player of the year

Kerr wins LPGA Tour finale, Ko earns player of the year

Cristie Kerr was the player of the week. Lydia Ko was the player of the year and pocketed another $1-million bonus. Inbee Park will be among the greatest players of all-time.

One tournament, three women celebrating.

And just as the LPGA Tour intended, the season finale in Naples, Fla., was dramatic until the end.

Kerr won the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship on Sunday, taking the lead for good with a 12-foot eagle putt on the par-five 17th and soon wrapping up her 18th career victory. Her $500,000 first prize, which pushed her career earnings past $17 million, almost seemed ancillary given the stakes that Ko and Park were playing for this week.

Kerr is 38,...

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