The Evian Championship can be moving on the LPGA schedule from 2019, moving from a weather-plagued Sept date into a late July slot machine all involved hope will result in better playing conditions.
The 2019 edition will be performed July 25-28 at Evian Vacation resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France.
The Evian Championship grew to become an LPGA major in 2013 and moved from late summer season and a slot near the Ricoh Can certainly British Open on the schedule in to a September spot to become the final main of five. The event has been reduced to 54 holes twice, which includes last year when players were delivered on Thursday morning in unplayabale and potentially unsafe conditions simply to have scores wiped when good sense prevailed. All of those decisions created dispute.
In 2013, the big event was shortened as well in the 1st year as a major. A damp summer also led to many regions of the course being marked surface under repair.
“ This schedule change reflects responsibility to, time and again, give priority in order to sporting performance at our main and sharing an unique experience with our audiences, ” Franck Riboud, chief of the Evian Championship said. “ There are many things at stake for the Evian Championship. Being part of the momentum of the summertime Europe swing with the best female golfers in the world in European countries. Taking advantage of the longer summer times to have greater flexibility in controlling the tournament. Finally, getting the event’ s summer atmosphere back. ”
The purse will likely continue to increase, going up to $4. 1 million in 2019.