Kelly Tan is taking lots of positives from her 2022 LPGA Tour season, despite narrowly missing out on getting into the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.

The Malaysian ladies' number one is in 67th place on the Race To CME Globe standings and is fourth reserve for the season finale. The USD7 million tournament starts today at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida, featuring the top 60 available players

"It was a great season for me, especially coming from last year finishing at 148 on the Race To CME Globe and having to go back to Q-Series. I played really consistently all year and there’s lots of positives to build off from," said Tan, who missed the cut at last week's Pelican Women's Championship.

Tan singled out her runner-up finish with Finland's Matilda Castren in the team-format Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational as the highlight of her year. "It was my career best finish, and to do it with my best friend made it extra special," said the 29-year-old.

In her nine years on the LPGA Tour, Tan had qualified once before for the season-ender - in 2020 when she finished a career-high 37th in the Race To CME Globe.

There's another positive note to finishing the season a week earlier than she would have liked, as Tan now has more time to prepare for her upcoming wedding. She weds long-time partner Dustin Lattery (pictured above) in Calgary, Canada, on December 18.

"I will not be touching my clubs till January, especially with the wedding coming up. And we just moved to a new place, so there’s lots to do," said Tan, adding that she will focus on her fitness.

Tan is understandably excited about taking the next step in her personal life. "The wedding is four weeks away and I think it's just kicking in for me! I’m so excited that my family is coming to Canada as well.

"There are lots of details that go into a wedding and I’m so glad that I have a few weeks to really sit down and go through it all with Dusty. We haven’t really spent too much time planning and right now is the best time for us," shared Tan, who hails from Batu Pahat in Johor.

Being married, Tan stressed, will not affect her playing career. "We've been together for the past seven years and we are excited about many more together. Dusty has always been the biggest supporter of my career and it’s just another step in our relationship," she noted.

Tan is also over the moon about being able to spend so much time with her family over the next few months. "They'll be staying on in Calgary for Christmas, so it'll be a blast!

"I plan to fly back to Malaysia early to mid January and will be looking forward to seeing everyone and spending Chinese New Year with my family."