See you in 2023
July 25, 2022 | R. Forgues
The Amundi Evian Championship teams thank you for joining us throughout the 2022 Major tournament across our different digital platforms.
The world number 10 Brooke M. Henderson (CAN) is the happy winner of the event. At 24 years old, she claims her second Grand Slam title and a second victory this season, a little over a month since winning the LPGA Tour in New Jersey (USA) at the latest Shoprite LPGA Classic. In Haute-Savoie, on a course which had already seen her in the top 25 five times and twice in the top 10, the now two times major championship winner gave a masterclass in perseverance and mental strength. Brooke was already leading the tournament by the end of the second round following two rounds on 64 (-7) which included 14 birdies and an eagle. This weekend she held her place at the top of the leaderboard with rounds of 68 (-3) and 71 (par) before a final birdie on the 18th yesterday afternoon sealed her second Majors title.
The tournament teams would like, once again, to extend their congratulations to Brooke M. Henderson on her superb victory this week and the rest of the players for their efforts and performances on The Champions Course here at the Evian Resort Golf Club.
The results of players in the World Top
The results of the former winners
Winner 2013, Suzanne Pettersen (NOR) absent.
Highlights of the week
On her second appearance at The Amundi Evian Championship, the young Japanese player, Ayake Furue (22), was in control of the tournament at the end of the first day. Her smile and grace illuminated Thursday 21st July with a stupendous score of 63 (-8) thanks to the 9 birdies she produced across the round. After a 4th place last year, she has reconfirmed her position as a serious competitor in Evian.
The first day of the major also witnessed magnificent campaign openers by the American Nelly Korda (64, -7), France’s Perrine Delacour (66, -5) and the eventual victor, Canadian Brooke M. Henderson, (64, -7).
Red and white were definitely the colors of success for the players defending them in Haute-Savoie. First the Japanese and then the Canadian flag flew at the top of the leaderboard. The home of the maple leaf put its best foot forward with Brooke M. Henderson (#10 in the world) who carded a second consecutive 64 (-7), moving into the lead at midpoint. Although she doesn’t yet know it, it’s a position she will (almost) not leave again until the end of the championship.
In contrast, 2012 champion Inbee Park (KOR) missed the cut at Evian for the first time in her career. A long shot for a birdie on the 18th failed to hit its mark and she was eliminated from the competition with just 1 shot too many. The 34-year-old, winner of 7 Grand Slam titles, may soon be putting her clubs according to recent media reports.
Defending champion Minjee Lee (AUS) had a much tougher week. She was ranked 58th going into the final round and had to settle for an honorary role this year after recording a timid 73 (+2) on Saturday. Meanwhile, In Gee Chun (KOR) and Albane Valenzuela (SUI) signed the best cards of the day with a magnificent 64 (-7).
As we said, Brooke M. Henderson was also having trouble with her putting on Sunday. The Canadian never lost her focus on the game, however, and her patience finally paid off on the 14th green, which marked a second turning point in this final round. Placing her iron shot two meters from the flag helped the new title holder to regain some confidence in her putting and to keep up with her direct opponents. This birdie came at just the right time and gave her game a new lease of life, prompting her to make a series of good putts until the most important one, the final putt for victory on the 18th green.
So, The Amundi Evian Championship 2022 has drawn to a close. We look forward to seeing you next year, from July 27-30, 2023, for another week of our major here in Haute-Savoie. Enjoy your golf and see you soon!