The Evian Masters
is a women's professional golf
tournament played at the Evian Masters Golf Club
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.
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.
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. - 2010 Evian... Read More