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The Evian Championship
Evian-les-Bains, France
Sep 15-17
  • September 15 Golf Channel (ET) 5:00 - 8:00 a.m.
  • September 15 Golf Channel (ET) 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • September 16 Golf Channel (ET) 5:00 - 8:00 a.m.
  • September 16 Golf Channel (ET) 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • September 17 Golf Channel (ET) 5:30 - 11:00 a.m.
  • September 17 NBC ( Tape ET) 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Evian Resort Golf Club
Evian-les-Bains, France
  • Race to the CME Globe: 625 Points
  • Format: 54 holes
  • Purse: $3,650,000
  • Par: 71
  • History: This event became an official LPGA Tour event in 2000. It serves as the season's fifth major championship.
  • Yardage: 6,479

Anna Nordqvist mounted a Sunday charge with a five-under par, 66 to come from five-strokes back of Moriya Jutanugarn, the 36-hole leader, to force a playoff with Brittany Altomare. Tied at nine-under par, the pair returned to the par four, 18th where Nordqvist defeated Altomare with a bogey in the pouring rain and hail to win the Evian Championship. The 2017 Evian Championship was reduced to 54-holes due to inclement weather.

Hole Description

Hole01
A straightaway par 4, the opening hole will undoubtedly set the tone for the round. While the fairway is ample in width, players will need to avoid fairway bunkers on both the left and the right and the approach into the green will require a mid-iron or hybrid shot. With two tiers and some significant slope, the first green will test the players’ touch right out of the gate.
Hole02
Club selection is critical to this severely downhill par 3 measuring 165 yards. The green, which now can be seen in total from the teeing ground, is divided into two sections by a large knoll. While a front hole location gives players a solid look at birdie, a back hole location could prove treacherous for players who misjudge the distance. A shot landing on backside of the knoll will likely come to rest in the back fringe or perhaps suffer a more severe fate– roll into the deep back bunkers.
Hole03
The second shortest par 4 on the course, the third hole presents players with a birdie opportunity if the tee shot is well-placed. In order to avoid the right-hand fairway bunkers, longer hitters may elect a fairway metal off the tee. Most players will be left with a short-iron or wedge into a fairly tricky green.
Hole04
Measuring 414 yards, the par-4 fourth hole is the first of four par 4s on the course measuring more than 400 yards. Players must hit the fairway in order to successfully navigate the long, uphill second shot. While most players will be required to hit a fairway metal or long iron for an approach, the green paces deep is one of the largest on the golf course.
Hole05
The completely redesigned 5th hole is one of the most picturesque on the golf course. However, players must not be fooled by its beauty. The green is guarded in the front by a new water feature which cuts closer to the green than can be seen from the teeing ground. Greenside bunkers flank both the left and the right sides of the green. While the putting surface is large, it is full of delicate slopes. Depending on the hole location, this hole may prove to be the toughest par 3 on the golf course.
Hole06
The left-hand fairway bunker provides the focal point for the tee shot on this manageable par 4. While players have ample room to drive the ball, the green is well-protected on the right and front-left by deep, challenging bunkers. The bunkers, coupled with the slopes on the putting surface, will make this seemingly benign par 4 more difficult.
Hole07
The par-5 7th has been lengthened 3 yards. Trees line both sides of the teeing ground creating arguably the most impressive driving hole on the course. A well-negotiated drive will put the player in a good position to pursue a rare front-nine birdie opportunity. While the yardage suggests a three-shot hole for the field, watch for the tees to be moved forward to invite players to go for the green in two.
Hole08
A straightaway par 4, the opening hole will undoubtedly set the tone for the round. While the fairway is ample in width, players will need to avoid fairway bunkers on both the left and the right and the approach into the green will require a mid-iron or hybrid shot. With two tiers and some significant slope, the first green will test the players’ touch right out of the gate.
Hole09
Players can breathe a bit on the closing hole of the opening nine. The par 5 9th is the shortest par 5 on the golf course and it should yield many birdies, as well as give players a realistic chance at eagle. At only 475 yards, most players finding the fairway off the tee will likely be going for the green in two.
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