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Tickets for LPGA CME Group Titleholders on Sale

05/24/2011


CME Group Titleholders tickets on sale



Nine of top 10 players already qualified for Orlando tournament



DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, May 23, 2011 – The LPGA today announced tickets are now on sale for the inaugural CME Group Titleholders, Nov. 14 – 20 at Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando, Florida.  The LPGA’s season finale is a chance to see the best performing players from the 2011 LPGA Tour season.  The field will be comprised of three qualifiers from every official 2011 LPGA Tour tournament.  To date, 21 players, including nine of the top 10 in the Rolex Rankings, have punched their ticket to the event.  Players include world No. 1 Yani Tseng and top Americans Cristie Kerr and Michelle Wie. 



Individual Practice Day Tickets for Tuesday and Wednesday (Nov. 15 - 16) are $10, while Individual Competition Day Tickets for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 17 - 20) are $20. Additionally, Weekly Grounds Tickets are available for $65.  Finally, the Grand Cypress Ticket Package provides 24 Any Day Grounds Tickets (Tuesday through Sunday) for $300.



In 2011, Senior Day will be extended to include both Tuesday, Nov. 15 and Wednesday, Nov. 16.  Seniors 55 years of age and over are invited to attend the practice round on Tuesday, Nov. 15 and the Official Pro-Am on Wednesday, Nov. 16 for free as part of Senior Day.



Children 17 and under will also receive free admission during tournament week with a ticketed adult as per the LPGA’s “Kids in Free” program. Active military members and their immediate family can receive free tournament admission when showing a valid active military ID at the main admission gate.



Fans can call 1-888-LPGATIX (574-2849) or log-on to www.CMEGroupTitleholders.com to purchase tickets.  Corporate hospitality packages and advertising opportunities are also available by calling Kelly Hyne at (386) 274-6245. 



The 21 players already qualified for the CME Group Titleholders:

Honda LPGA Thailand: Yani Tseng (Taiwan), Michelle Wie (U.S.), Karrie Webb (Australia)

HSBC Women’s Champions: Sun Young Yoo (South Korea), Morgan Pressel (U.S.), Na Yeon Choi (South Korea)

RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup:  Paula Creamer (U.S.), Brittany Lincicome (U.S.), Cristie Kerr (U.S.)

Kia Classic:  Sandra Gal (Germany), Jiyai Shin (Korea), I.K. Kim (Korea)

Kraft Nabisco Championship:  Stacy Lewis (U.S.), Angela Stanford (U.S.), Katie Futcher (U.S.)

Avnet LPGA Classic:  Maria Hjorth (Sweden), Song-Hee Kim (Korea), Suzann Pettersen (Norway)

Sybase Match Play Championship:  Ai Miyazato (Japan), Sophie Gustafson (Sweden), Julieta Granada (Paraguay)



About CME Group

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk.  CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate.   CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago.  CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the leading central counterparty clearing services in the world, which provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort.  These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both listed and over-the-counter derivatives markets. 



The Globe logo, CME, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CME Group, Globex, E-mini and CME ClearPort are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.  CBOT and Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago.  NYMEX and New York Mercantile Exchange are trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.  COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Further information about CME Group (Nasdaq: CME) and its products can be found at www.cmegroup.com.



About the LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association)

The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The LPGA Futures Tour serves as the official developmental tour of the LPGA, consistently producing a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel, and on the web via: www.LPGA.com, www.facebook.com/lpga.official, www.twitter.com/lpga, and www.youtube.com/lpgavideo.



Media contacts:

Mike Scanlan, LPGA, +1 386/274-6275, mike.scanlan@lpga.com

Liz McCollum, BZA PR for the CME Group Titleholders, +1 813/421-0550, elizabethm@bzapr.com


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Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations
kmoraghan@hunter-pr.com
908-876-5100

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