Almost 30 Years of History

Since 1994, The Amundi Evian Championship has reunited the biggest legends of women's golf in the unique golf environnement of the Evian Resort.

Our History

The Amundi Evian Championship has patiently constructed its own history, to become unique, offering the perfect balance of tradition and innovation whilst respecting golf etiquette. 

With unfailing support from the Sponsors’ Club, the players, public and volunteers... and proud of its history, The Amundi Evian Championship also finds its legitimacy in the list of champions on its winners’ board.

Edition 2022

At the end of an extraordinary week, which saw legendary actions and daily twists and turns, Brooke Henderson won for the first time in her career in Evian. Accompanied by her sister, the young Canadian, just 24 years old, won her second Major title! 

It took courage and self-sacrifice for Brooke Henderson: after two near-perfect first rounds, she had a nerve-wracking last round, as she was "only" in par, with a host of chasers on her tail. 

In the end, it is still her who, thanks to a birdie on hole 18 and under the eyes of the crowd, lifts the trophy of this 2022 edition of The Amundi Evian Championship. 

It was amazing the huge crowds that were out this week, and especially around the 18th hole. Makes it really special when you can hit good shots and have them celebrate with you, because it is an amazing atmosphere. I' m just super excited to have this trophy and to be a second-time major champion.

Brooke H

Edition 2021

For Amundi's first time as title sponsor of the event, this 2021 edition did not lack of suspense. Minjee Lee (AUS) won her first Major title at 25 years old, thanks to a birdie in the playoff against the South Korean Jeongeun Lee6.

However, the Australian did not seem to be a real threat to her direct opponent at the beginning of the day, who was seven shots ahead of the future winner at the start of the final round. With a final round 64 (-7), Minjee Lee took advantage of the mistakes of Jeongeun Lee6 and Yealimi Noh (USA) to enter the clubhouse as the sole leader before leaving on 18 to face the author of a monumental 61 (-10) earlier in the week. While both players had a perfect tee shot, Lee had a brilliant second shot that gave her three yards to make an eagle, while Lee6 missed the green completely and ended up in the water on hole 18.

For the Australian, all that was left was to make two putts to win The Amundi Evian Championship 2021 and her first Major in her eighth season as a professional.

It's a wonderful feeling to win here in Evian! The scenario of my victory makes it even more wonderful! It's really an incredible emotion!

Minjee Lee

Edition 2019

Jin Young Ko brilliantly won the 26th Evian Championship. After the ANA Inspiraion, the Korean pockets her second major title of the season. The American Jennifer Kupcho, who posted the best round of the day (66), China's Shanshan Feng and the Korean Hyo Joo Kim share 2nd place.

Things all began to change in the final third of the course. At the 13th hole, Hyo Joo Kim was leading when the proceedings with a 2-shot lead over Ji Young Ko when Ko holed a birdie putt bringing the Korean back within one shot of her compatriot.

It was on 17 that the young champion sealed her victory posting her 5th birdie of the day thanks to another 20-foot putt.

I tried to not cry again, because when I won the ANA Inspiration I cried so much! I tried to keep smiling, but when I heard my national song, I couldn’t hold back my tears.

Jin Young Ko

Edition 2018

After a rollercoaster final sprint, the American Angela Stanford won the Evian Championship 2018.

She is the first stars and stripes player on the shores of Lake Geneva since Natalie Gulbis in 2007. Aged of 40 years old, it had been 6 years that Angela Stanford had not won on tour. Prowling around the leaders, it's another american, Amy Olson, who was leading the tournament. Olson, leader since friday, only needed par on 18 to win the Evian Championship. She finally made a double bogey on 18, letting Angela Stanford come back up onto the green to kiss the Evian Championship trophy.

Edition 2017

With a blazing final round of 66, which enabled her to close the 5-stroke gap, as did her opponent in the play-off Brittany Altomare, Anna Nordqvist claimed victory in the first hole of the play-off which took place in the pouring rain. The 30-year-old Swedish champion, an essential member of the European Solheim Cup team, captures her second major.

She is the first European player to win a Grand Slam event since Suzann Pettersen... in Evian, in 2013, and Anna Nordqvist in 2009 at the LPGA Championship!

Edition 2016

In Gee Chun did not waver once on her road to win The Evian Championship 2016. In the lead from the start to finish of the tournament, the 22-year-old Korean captures her second Grand Slam title, following the US Open 2015. Chun now has two LPGA titles to her name, two Majors!

It's an all-Korean podium at the 23rd Evian Championship. Sung Hyun Park and So Yeon Ruy tie for second place on 17 under par, four shots behind the winner. China's Shanshan Feng, one of the favorites to win at the start to the week following her fine performance in Rio (bronze medal winner), takes 4th place. There are five Koreans in the top 6 places on the final leaderboard. In Gee Chun nevertheless remains the first Korean to win a Major in 2016.

"I feel like I'm dreaming. I knew that the record for the lowest score in relation to par was 19-under. That put a little extra pressure on me this Sunday. But I need that pressure, otherwise I get bored on the course. New goals for the future? Give me a bit of time. For the moment, I'm simply really happy!"

Ingee Chun

Edition 2015

The year 2015 was best represented by youth.

And the least that can be said is that the winner was a reflection of this. By winning the Evian Championship at only 18 years, 4 months and 20 days, the New Zealander Lydia Ko has become the youngest winner of a women’s major in golf history. Ko, who has already set a number of records in her young career, seemed to come out of nowhere on the last day after sneakily hiding back with the rest of the pack earlier in the tournament.

Her class, talent and spirit did the work over the last 10 holes on Sunday, where she eventually finished 6 strokes ahead of the young American runner-up Lexi Thompson. In a tournament where much was expected of Inbee Park (who won the Rolex Annika Major Award before the final major even started), she was left to watch Ko take the crown… and potentially cement her place as the probable heir to the throne of women’s golf.

Winning a major at any age is already amazing. Being the youngest though is really cool! I can’t really believe that I’ve left my name in the history books quite yet. Shooting an 8-under on any day is a very good round, but on the final day of a Grand Slam, playing like that is a dream come true.

Lydia Ko

Edition 2014

The Evian Championship 2014 exceeded all expectations.

It all began on the first round with a magnificent 61 (10-under), both a course record and an historic lowest score in a Major. And who was behind this exploit? A young 19-year-old Korean, already a star in Asia. Hyo Joo Kim forced the world’s elite to pull out all the stops in the hope of winning the event, while herself erring on side of caution during the next two rounds.

On the final day, her followers forced her to come out of her comfort zone to offer a display of top-level golf. Caught up by Karrie Webb, Evian champion in 2006, Kim gave it her all on the 18th, creating the opportunity to make the winning putt.

Delight for another champion too. Michelle Wie, the best player at the end of the 5 Majors of the season, was awarded the Rolex Annika Major Award on the 18th green at the Evian Resort Golf Club.

I looked a little elsewhere the moment I won, but I had placed all my power in my last putt! I was really nervous on the 18th, I knew I needed a birdie to win. I feel like the skydiving person, high up in the sky. I feel like a birdie. It’s going to be great going back to Korea.

Hyo Joo Kim

Edition 2013

Continental Europe hosts in September 2013 the first ever golf Major in its history, The Evian Championship. The tournament has this same year a brand new course.

Suzann Pettersen becomes the first winner of this fifth Major. With a final round score of 68 (3-under) and overall score of 274 (10 under par), the Norwegian champion finishes two shots ahead of the amazing amateur player Lydia Ko from New Zealand. The American Lexi Thompson takes 3rd place on the podium of the final major of the season.

Since my European Solheim Cup victory last month, I feel over the moon, Suzann Pettersen confided to us. First there was my second LPGA win this year at the Safeway Classic two weeks ago, then last week I organized my own charity tournament (the Suzann Pro Challenge in Olso, ed.) and now The Evian Championship, my second Major... It's the best time of my career at the moment.

Suzann Pettersen