Céline Boutier, Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Perrine Delacour, Agathe Laisné, the “French Touch”
July 11, 2022 | R. Forgues
Céline Boutier, Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Perrine Delacour, Agathe Laisné,
Each year, The Amundi Evian Championship is entitled to its “French Touch”. At the 2022 edition of the major, Céline Boutier, Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, Perrine Delacour and Agathe Laisné will take to the fairways on the challenging layout of The Champions Course. A week that has a special place in the heart of the French players, who are given the opportunity to express themselves at a major championship in front of a home crowd. They are neither the same age nor have the same experience, but they all have the one and same goal, that of bringing enjoyment to themselves and to others on a course they know only too well. In front of a crowd that is already behind them, they will obviously endeavour to play their best golf, in the hope of seeing their name at the top of the leaderboard on the evening of Sunday 24th July. At a time when golf is increasingly open (see also: Minjee Lee, where will she stop?), there is reason to have high hopes. An overview of the top French players at the event.
Agathe Laisné is most definitely part of the family of rising French golf stars. Her experience and years of playing golf have enabled the former student at the University of Texas (Austin, USA) to gradually take her place among the leading French players on tour. She signed her first professional contract in January at the age of 22, after a busy amateur career. A member of France’s Junior and then Ladies teams, a Junior Solheim Cup player and the individual European Ladies champion, she has already taken part in five majors (The Amundi Evian Championship 2015 & 2017, British Women Open 2018, US Women Open 2020 and KPMG Women’s PGA Championship 2022). Player of the US Amundi Team, she has nothing to lose in Evian as she competes against the elite in women’s world golf, and while she doesn't have the experience of players such as Inbee Park and Jin-Young Ko, she’s not a complete new kid on the block either... Let's see what happens on 21st July.