Minjee Lee is now eligible to win the 2021 Rolex ANNIKA Major Award following her sudden-death playoff victory over Jeongeun Lee6 at the Amundi Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France. After birdieing four of the final five holes to reach the lead, Lee, a 25-year-old from Australia, hit the approach of a lifetime in the playoff, a 6-iron from 190 yards that nestled to within 8 feet for eagle. After Lee6 put her approach in the creek fronting the green, Lee converted the two-putt birdie and joined Karrie Webb, Jan Stephenson and Hannah Green as female Australian major champions.
The Rolex ANNIKA Major Award recognizes the player who, during a current LPGA Tour season, has the most outstanding record in all five major championships. Points will be awarded at all five major championships to competitors who finish among the top-10 and ties. To take home the award, a player must also win at least one of the five majors.
The winner of the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award will be honored at the Rolex LPGA Awards at the CME Group Tour Championship, the culmination what is sure to be an exciting 2021 major season.
The leaderboard through the 2021 Amundi Evian Championship is as follows: