CME Group Tour Championship
November 18, 2021 7:27 am EDT
This week, the LPGA Tour travels to Naples, Florida for the 2021 CME Group Tour Championship.
Before I discuss my favorite tournament matchup bets for the 2021 CME Group Tour Championship let’s take a look at the current leaders in scoring average on the LPGA Tour that are in this week’s field.
Top Five Golfers in Scoring Average
- Nelly Korda 68.84
- Jin Young Ko 69.03
- Yuka Saso 69.10
- Lydia Ko 69.39
- Lexi Thompson 69.72
Now that we have determined who the top five golfers with regard to scoring average are on the LPGA Tour (in this week’s field) let’s shift our attention to my favorite tournament matchup bets for this week’s 2021 CME Group Tour Championship.
Jessica Korda -120 over Jennifer Kupcho
Jessica Korda arrives at this week’s CME Group Tour Championship on the heels of two consecutive top six finishes on the LPGA Tour, including a sixth place result at the 2021 Cognizant Founders Cup last month.
Korda also checks the box for me when it comes to key player statistics. Korda is currently ranked eighth in GIR (greens in regulation-76.27%), 11th in driving distance (273.62 yards), and eighth in scoring average (69.79) on the LPGA Tour.
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It should also be noted that Jessica Korda has played well at this week’s LPGA Tour event in the past. Korda finished sixth at the 2019 CME Group Tour Championship.
Lexi Thompson -120 over Brooke Henderson
If you are looking for a golfer to fit the narrative of a “course horse” look no further as you have found that player. That player’s name is Lexi Thompson. Since 2017, Lexi Thompson has played the CME Group Tour Championship four times. In those four events just mentioned, Lexi Thompson has accumulated an impressive four top six finishes, including a win at the 2018 CME Group Tour Championship.
Additionally, Lexi Thompson is currently in rather good form. Let me be more specific. Thompson has accumulated three top eight finishes in her last four tournaments played on the LPGA Tour, including a second place result at last week’s 2021 Pelican Women’s Championship.
Lexi Thompson is currently ranked first in GIR (greens in regulation-78.20%), fourth in driving distance (279.50 yards), and fifth in scoring average (69.73) on the LPGA Tour.