- Stacy Lewis: How can you discount Lewis’s current form? She recorded back-to-back runner-up finishes in France, including a first-round 63 last year, and hasn’t made a bogey in 74 holes (four rounds and two holes).
- Lizette Salas: The last American to win the Evian was Natalie Gulbis in 2007 for her first LPGA victory. Salas has been solid all season, so why not another first-time American winner?
- Inbee Park: Park had struggled with her putting at the Evian prior to going bonkers last year by totaling only 98 putts in her second major championship victory. After being under immense pressure to win a fourth major championship this year at the Ricoh Women’s British Open, Park may be in a more relaxed state for the fifth major.
- Karine Icher: A Frenchwoman has never won the home country tournament, and now with major championship status, it would be an even bigger feat. Icher has only two top-10s in seven starts at Evian but has also been playing well since earning a spot on the winning Solheim Cup team and finishing runner-up to amateur Lydia Ko at the CN Canadian Women’s Open.