NAPLES, Fla. (AP) New Zealand teenager Lydia Ko ended a big year on the LPGA Tour with the largest payoff in women's golf.
Ko won the $1 million bonus from the ''Race to CME Globe'' on Sunday even before she began a three-way playoff. The 17-year-old added $500,000 when she defeated Carlota Ciganda of Spain on the fourth extra hole at Tiburon Golf Club.
Ciganda missed a 3-foot birdie putt on the 17th hole in regulation that would have given her the lead. She missed a 5-foot birdie putt on No. 18 on the third playoff hole. On her next try, she pulled her approach into a hazard and made bogey.
Ko played the 18th hole five times on Sunday and made par each time. The last par was worth $1.5 million.