Fight for women’s golf
One watchword: “Fight for women’s golf by launching an event at which the players could do their job in the best possible conditions.” This is more than just a tournament, it is a human adventure that knows no limits, driven by proactive men and women, determined players, active sponsors and passionate fans.“These guys dream big”, Mike Whan, LPGA Tour boss, likes to remind us when talking of the Riboud-Bungert duo. A dream that gives the event wings and earns admiration from the realm of top-level sport.
Crowned with Major status
Originally a European tour invitational, the Evian Masters rapidly grew in importance to take its place at the top of international golf. Co-sanctioned by the US and European tours in 2000, it received the ultimate recognition in 2013 by being awarded Major status. This status rewards a vision and reflects the support provided by all the champions who have helped write the tournament’s story over the past 25 years. They include Helen Alfredsson, Angela Stanford, Annika Sörenstam, Laura Davies, Lorena Ochoa, Ai Miyazato, Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie, Inbee Park and Lydia Ko, to name just a few. The centenarian course, created in 1904 and totally renovated in 2013, is improved each year to provide The Evian Championship with a venue fitting for its status.
25 years devoted to women golfers and the future of global golf
A tournament spanning 25 years working for the champions, the exposure of women’s golf in particular and the future of world golf in general, coupled with an ongoing commitment to young players to promote the emergence of the talents of tomorrow. More than just a tournament, an entire galaxy.