The Evian Masters is a women's professional golf tournament in France, played at the Evian Masters Golf Club in Évian-les-Bains each July.
Founded in 1994 on the Ladies European Tour, it is one of two major championships on the LET. Not a major on the LPGA Tour, it became an LPGA co-sanctioned event in 2000, which included a significant increase in purse size. It is currently the second richest event in women's golf, trailing only the U.S. Women's Open. Originally a mid-June event, since 2003 it has been played in late July, the week before the Women's British Open, the final major for both tours. The course is at an average elevation of approximately 480 metres (1,575 ft) above sea level and overlooks nearby Lake Geneva.
In July 2011 it was announced that beginning in 2013, the Evian Masters would be renamed The Evian and would become the fifth major on the LPGA Tour schedule and move to September.
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... The two richest events by far are the Evian Masters and the Women's British Open, which are co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour and have prize funds of roughly €2.2 million and €1.7 million (fixed at US$3.25 million ... The only other event on the Ladies European Tour with "major" status is the Evian Masters, which is played in France ... The Evian Masters is not recognised as a major by the LPGA, but the LPGA co-sanctions the event as part of its regular schedule ...
1 stroke Cristie Kerr Karrie Webb 17 ... Jun 2000 Evian Masters -12 (70-68-70-68=276) Playoff Karrie Webb 9 ... Jul 2000 Jamie Farr Kroger Classic -10 (70-67-66-71=274) Playoff Rachel Hetherington 16 ... Jul ... K Championship Pat Hurst Won with birdie on second extra hole 2000 ... Evian Masters Karrie Webb Won with eagle on first extra hole 2000 ... Jamie Farr Kroger Classic Rachel ...
... Open 1997 (1) Compaq Open 1998 (1) Compaq Open 2000 (1) Evian Masters 2002 (3) ANZ Ladies Masters (co-sanctioned by ALPG Tour), Evian Masters, Compaq Open 2003 (1) Women's British Open 2004 (2 ... The Evian Masters is classified as a major by the LET but not the LPGA Tour, and along with the Women's British Open is co-sanctioned by the LPGA Tour, with wins counting ...
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