About the Evian Championship
This week focuses on the par-3, 14th hole at Evian Resort Golf Club located above beautiful Lake Geneva.
The Evian Championship Opportunity
This difficult par-3 can be played from 150 to 225 yards. When the wind is blowing this can play as long as a fairway wood for players. Playing 39 feet downhill from tee to green, with elevation change amplified by winds, club selection and ball flight are critical. The green slopes opposite of the natural contours of the land, creating tricky reads that can lead to three-putts.
The Evian Championship Insight
The Aon Insight - the difficulty of this green makes certain hole locations more difficult. Volatile scoring of bogey or worse awaits players who play too aggressive. Only two birdies were made with a center hole location vs. 16 bogeys. 24% birdies vs. 23% bogeys or worse from the back-right hole location. 18% birdies vs. 29% bogeys or worse with front-left hole location.
The Evian Championship Advantage
This is a hole where par is a good score. Tee shots should not get too aggressive – hitting one close or making a longer putt for birdie should be considered a bonus, with the primary goal of avoiding bogey or worse. “You need to aim for the middle of the green because par is easy from here.” – Ai Miyazato ('01, '09 Evian Masters Winner)