*Groups and tee times will remain the same for Friday and Saturday's rounds as the championship has been reduced to 54-holes.
Paula Creamer, Ai Miyazato, Yani Tseng
8:07 a.m. – 10th Tee
Former world No. 1 Ai Miyazato, will play her final event on Tour alongside fellow former No. 1 Yani Tseng and Paula Creamer. Miyazato announced her plans to retire earlier this year. She won twice at Evian in 2009 and 2011, before the event became a major, and arrives in France off her best finish of the year in a tie for fifth at the Cambia Portland Classic, her final event in the United States. Creamer also won at Evian, in 2005, and has six top-10s in this event. The familiarity of playing on a track she enjoys could be the spark she needs as she looks to pick up her second top-10 of the year. Tseng will also be looking for a spark this week after missing the cut in her last two starts.
Sung Hyun Park, So Yeon Ryu, Lexi Thompson
8:18 a.m. – 10th Tee
World No. 1 So Yeon Ryu, No. 2 Lexi Thompson and No. 3 Sung Hyun Park will play together during the opening rounds of the season’s final major. The trio own six wins on Tour between them this season, including major victories for both Ryu and Park. Thompson arrives in Evian off her ninth career win and second win of the season after capturing the inaugural Indy Women in Tech Championship. She’ll look to add to what has already been an impressive season on Tour and pick up her third win and second career major victory this week at Evian.
Brooke Henderson, In-Kyung Kim, Lydia Ko
8:29 a.m. – 10th Tee
Fresh off her third top-10 of the year with a tie for fifth in Indy, Brooke Henderson arrives at Evian in search of her second win of the season. She’ll look to carry that momentum into this week’s major championship where she finished tied for ninth in her first appearance last season. The Canadian will play alongside In-Kyung Kim and Lydia Ko during the opening rounds in Evian. Kim picked up her third win of the season in July at the Ricoh Women’s British Open and this week returns to the Tour for the first time since capturing her first major title. Last week, Ko picked up her eighth top-10 of the year and second runner-up of the season. She arrives in Evian still in search of her first win of the year, but will have fond memories to lean on in her return to France where she won her first major title in 2015.
In Gee Chun, Shanshan Feng, Ariya Jutanugarn
12:58 p.m. – 1st Tee
If there’s a player overdue for a win this season it’s defending champion In Gee Chun. The world No. 5 returns to Evian off her fifth runner-up finish of the season and eighth top-10 of the year. Chun knows what it takes to go low on this course, she carded an opening round 63 and won at a record 21-under par. The biggest challenge for Chun will be having enough time to prepare among the demands that come with defending at a major championship. The Korean will play alongside Shanshan Feng and Ariya Jutanugarn, both of which finished in the top-10 at Evian last season. Feng is bringing momentum into the season’s final major with a tie for seventh and tie for third in her last two starts. Feng won earlier this season in Michigan and has six more top-10s this year. Jutanugarn is the final member of this group, who has struggled since ascending to world No. 1 in June at the Manulife LPGA Classic. Since her victory in June, Jutanugarn missed four cuts, including the last three majors, withdrew from one event and hasn’t finished better than a tie for 22nd. Now ranked at No. 4 in the world, she finished tied for ninth at Evian last year.
Kim Kaufman, Olafia Kristinsdottir, Angel Yin
1:09 p.m. – 10th Tee
Rookies and close friends Olafia Kristinsdottir and Angel Yin will make their Evian debut together alongside Kim Kaufman. Kristinsdottir posted her first career top-10 on the LPGA Tour at last week’s event in Indy where she chipped in on the final hole for eagle to finish fourth for the week. Yin has three top-10s in her rookie campaign and is coming off a tie for 30th at last week’s inaugural event in Indy. Kaufman is the veteran of this group, making her fourth appearance this week at Evian where her best finish was a tie for 29th in 2015.