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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