4th and penultimate Major of the women’s season, the Amundi Evian Championship begins this Thursday in Haute-Savoie. Among the 132 players involved are four representatives of French golf.
Since 2013, the only Major played in continental Europe takes place in France. It was 9 years ago that theAmundi Evian Championship has indeed obtained the so precious appellation. With an increase in endowment of 1.5 million compared to the previous edition, 6.5 million dollars or 6.35 million euros, it is a check of one million which will be given to the winner. Note that players who do not make the cut will all receive $2,500.
A field at the height of the event
They will be 132 coming from 30 different countries to fight for the title. The best players on the planet are obviously on the trip, like Jin Young Koworld number 1, Minjee Leenumber 2 and defending champion or even Nelly Korda, who is coming back to form after his thrombosis.
Eyes will also be on the performance ofAtthaya Thitikul. The young (19) and very talented Thai woman, European No. 1 in 2021, adapted very quickly to the LPGA with a victory at the JTBC Classic last March. No one doubts the potential of the world number 5 to quickly win a Major.
Among the French, Celine Boutier will be the undisputed leader of the tricolor clan. We wish him to have his say at the time of the final packaging in view of his very good season.
Pauline Roussin-Bouchard arrives in good shape after his great week in doubles on the LPGA. Perrine Delacour will attempt to pass the cut for the first time but can even do much better whileAgathe Laisne will try to make the most of his invitation to score valuable points at the Race to CME.
Stories, memories, gastronomy… A few days before The Amundi Evian Championship, French #1 and #2 Celine Boutier and Perrine Delacour get together to discuss the major 🗣🇫🇷
— The Amundi Evian Championship (@EvianChamp) July 14, 2022
A land of records
In recent years, several records have been set on the par 71 of theEvian Resort Golf Club. In 2014, the South Korean Hyo Joo Kim signed the lowest score played in a Major (men and women combined) with a 61 (-10) in the first round, before winning the event on Sunday evening.
Another men’s and women’s record combined with his -21, In Gee Chun has the lowest four-day score at the end of a Major. The old reference mark was -20 (Henrik Stenson at The Open 2016 and Jason Day at the 2015 PGA Championship).
Finally, last year, the Australian Minjee Lee made up for seven strokes before winning theAmundi Evian Championship in playoff. This is the largest deficit raised during a last round of Women’s Major.