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The Evian Championship is a women's professional golf tournament in France, played at the Evian Resort Golf Club in Évian-les-Bains each September. Founded 24 years ago in 1994 on the Ladies European Tour (LET) as the Evian Masters, it is one of two major championships on the LET. Not originally a major on the LPGA Tour, it became an LPGA co-sanctioned event in 2000, which included a significant increase in purse size. Its current purse of US$3.65 million is the second-richest in women's golf, after the U.S. Women's Open ($5 million in 2017). Originally a mid-June event, it was played in late July from 2003 to 2012, then moved to mid-September in 2013 when it became the final major for both tours. The average elevation of the course is approximately 480 metres (1,575 ft) above sea level and overlooks nearby Lake Geneva to the north. In July 2011 it was announced that beginning in 2013, the Evian Masters would be renamed "The Evian Championship" and would become the fifth major on the LPGA Tour schedule and move to September.[1][2][3] After the 2017 Evian Championship was reduced to 54 holes, LPGA commissioner Mike Whan admitted it was a mistake to move the major to a September date and vowed to move it back to summer by 2019. Furthermore, major changes in 2019 for the majors in men's golf, which will now be held in consecutive months -- April, May, June, July -- means the Evian can be held in August and be the final major in professional golf, men's or women's.[4]


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Course[edit] Evian Resort Golf Club – (1994–present) (a.k.a. Domaine du Royal Club Evian) Field[edit] Prior to 2007, the event included 78 players, about half the size of a full-field LPGA Tour event, and was held over four days without a cut, meaning all players played all four days regardless of their scores. Beginning in 2007, the field was expanded to 90 players and a cut added after the second round. A cut means the players with the lowest 70 scores and anyone tied for 70th place play all four rounds and win prize money based on their final standing in the tournament. The other players are eliminated after the second round. The field was increased to 111 players in 2010.[5] Scoring record[edit] The tournament scoring record of 263 (−21) was set by Chun In-gee in 2016. Winners[edit] See also: List of Evian Championship champions LET and LPGA co-sanctioned major (2013–present)

Year Dates Champion Country Score To par Margin of victory Runner(s)-up Purse (US$) Winner's share

2017* Sep 14–17 Anna Nordqvist  Sweden 70-68-66=204 −9 Playoff Brittany Altomare 3,650,000 547,500

2016 Sep 15–18 Chun In-gee  South Korea 63-66-65-69=263 −21 4 strokes Park Sung-hyun Ryu So-yeon 3,250,000 487,500

2015 Sep 10–13 Lydia Ko  New Zealand 69-69-67-63=268 −16 6 strokes Lexi Thompson 3,250,000 487,500

2014 Sep 11–14 Kim Hyo-joo  South Korea 61-72-72-68=273 −11 1 stroke Karrie Webb 3,250,000 487,500

2013* Sep 12–15 Suzann Pettersen  Norway 66-69-68=203 −10 2 strokes Lydia Ko (a) 3,250,000 487,500

* Reduced to 54 holes due to rain LET and LPGA co-sanctioned event (2000–2012)

Year Dates Champion Country Score To par Margin of victory Runner(s)-up Purse (US$) Winner's share

Evian Masters

2012 Jul 26–29 Inbee Park  South Korea 71-64-70-66=271 −17 2 strokes Stacy Lewis Karrie Webb 3,250,000 487,500

2011 Jul 21–24 Ai Miyazato  Japan 68-68-67-70=273 −15 2 strokes Stacy Lewis 3,250,000 487,500

2010 Jul 22–25 Jiyai Shin  South Korea 68-70-71-66=274 −14 1 stroke Choi Na-yeon Morgan Pressel Lexi Thompson 3,250,000 487,500

2009 Jul 23–26 Ai Miyazato  Japan 69-66-70-69=274 −14 Playoff Sophie Gustafson 3,250,000 487,500

2008 Jul 24–27 Helen Alfredsson  Sweden 72-63-71-67=273 −15 Playoff Choi Na-yeon Angela Park 3,250,000 487,500

2007 Jul 26–29 Natalie Gulbis  United States 72-69-73-70=284 −4 Playoff Jang Jeong 3,000,000 450,000

2006 Jul 26–29 Karrie Webb  Australia 67-68-69-68=272 −16 1 stroke Laura Davies Michelle Wie 3,000,000 450,000

2005 Jul 20–23 Paula Creamer  United States 68-68-66-71=273 −15 8 strokes Lorena Ochoa Michelle Wie 2,500,000 375,000

2004 Jul 21–24 Wendy Doolan  Australia 68-68-69-65=270 −18 1 stroke Annika Sörenstam 2,500,000 375,000

2003 Jul 23–26 Juli Inkster  United States 66-72-64-65=267 −21 6 strokes Han Hee-won 2,100,000 315,000

2002 Jun 12–15 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 68-67-65-69=269 −19 4 strokes Maria Hjorth Mi-Hyun Kim 2,100,000 315,000

2001 Jun 13–16 Rachel Teske  Australia 71-68-66-68=273 −15 1 stroke Maria Hjorth 2,100,000 315,000

2000 Jun 14–17 Annika Sörenstam  Sweden 70-68-70-68=276 −12 Playoff Karrie Webb 1,800,000 270,000

LET event (1994–1999)

Year Dates Champion Country Score To par Margin of victory Runner(s)-up Purse (£) Winner's share

Evian Masters

1999 Jun 9–12 Catrin Nilsmark  Sweden 69-70-72-68=279 −9 2 strokes Laura Davies 689,000 102,500

1998 Jun 3–6 Helen Alfredsson  Sweden 70-69-73-65=277 −11 4 strokes Maria Hjorth 500,000 75,000

1997 Jun 18–21 Hiromi Kobayashi  Japan 69-67-69-69=274 −14 Playoff Alison Nicholas 425,000 63,750

1996 Jun 19–22 Laura Davies  England 72-69-65-68=274 −14 4 strokes Carin Koch 375,000 56,250

1995 Jun 7–10 Laura Davies  England 68-67-69-67=271 −17 5 strokes Annika Sörenstam 270,000 40,630

1994 Jun 9–12 Helen Alfredsson  Sweden 71-73-73-70=287 −1 3 strokes Lora Fairclough Sarah Gautrey 232,500 34,875

In 2017 Nordqvist won with a bogey 5 on the first extra hole. In 2009 Miyazato won with a birdie 4 on the first extra hole. In 2008 Alfredsson won with a birdie 4 on the third extra hole. Park has been eliminated when the other two players made birdies on the first extra hole. In 2007 Gulbis beat Jang with a birdie 4 on the first extra hole. In 2000 Sörenstam beat Webb with an eagle 3 on the first extra hole. In 1997 Kobayashi beat Nicholas with an eagle 3 on the first extra hole. Multiple winners[edit]

Helen Alfredsson (1994, 1998, 2008) Laura Davies (1995, 1996) Annika Sörenstam (2000, 2002) Ai Miyazato (2009, 2011)


^ "LPGA Adds The Evian as a Major Championship in 2013" (Press release). LPGA. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 24 July 2011.  ^ "Evian Masters to be 5th major in 2013". ESPN. Associated Press. 20 July 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011.  ^ "The Evian Championship". LPGA. Retrieved 15 January 2013.  ^ Inglis, Martin (8 November 2017). "LPGA commissioner takes blame for major gaffe". bunkered.  ^ "2010 Evian Masters - final leaderboard". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 

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