Evian Championship 2014 , Major Battle – Who to Pick


The world’s best golfers have descended on Evian-les-Bains, France and they are itching to compete for the coveted Evian Championship 2014 trophy. The last chance to get their hands on a Major title for 2014.

The Evian Championship, a Major event since 2013 has a great history as the Evian Masters with a long line-up of champions dating back 20 years. In 1994, the Ladies European Tour (LET) kicked this event off until it became a co-sanctioned event with the LPGA in 2000.

2014 Major events have been packed with excitement. Some players threw their respective hats into the ring and walked away with their first Majors’ trophies under their belts.

Michelle Wie won our hearts with her U.S. Women’s Open win; Inbee Park reminded the world how good she is at the Wegmans LPGA Championship; Mo Martin, first time winner, stepped up at the Ricoh Women’s British Open with aplomb; and Lexi Thompson ruled over the Kraft Nabisco Championship.  

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Returning to defend her title, 2013 Evian Championship winner, is Suzann Pettersen.

Pettersen has battled ferociously this year it seems, recovered from injury and just about capped it all off. A solid 4th round is all that escapes her. Is the tide set to turn and land her way this week?

Not without a fight.

Returning to Evian are players hungry for the win whose season to date may have been troubled or marred with a round here or there that didn’t go their way. Four rounds is what it takes but consistency is what will win the day.

Who is out there

World No1 Stacy Lewis, like Pettersen, will be looking deep within herself to hold the belief that she can put this event in her pocket and walk away. I think she will give little thought to rival Inbee Park creeping ever so closely, again, to regaining the world No1 title. Lewis will shake the thought away and focus on her game, after all that’s what got her to number 1. Not someone else losing it.

Speaking of Inbee, have you watched Inbee Park lately? It’s like watching and understanding a game of chess. All the pieces are coming together again. It’s slow, deliberate and strategic. When only a couple of players are left up there. it would be hard to back against Park.

Michelle Wie is back after a forced break due to injury. With the form she displayed in the summer fresh in her mind, she will certainly be focussed and eager to show us her best.

Watch out for

Coming off a solid win last week in Helsingborg, Sweden, Dewi Schreefel in this line up would have to be considered. She smashed her way through the last round for her first win. This resolve shouldn’t go unnoticed.

Minjee Lee making her first appearance as a professional. Minjee Lee Turns Pro

Her record speaks for its self.

The 4 amigos. Spain’s Beatriz Recari, Azahara Munoz, Carlotta Ciganda, Belen Mozo are all seeking to display the form they had after winning the LPGA International Crown

It would be remiss of me if I left out Cristie Kerr with 11 top 10 finishes, Julieta Granada with 7 top 10 finishes this year on the LPGA, and Karrie Webb with 2 wins under her belt and a previous winner of this event.

There are so many more contenders this week. It would be best if you tune in and watch.

TV Coverage 

The 22 hours of live coverage will be screened by 127 channels worldwide, including NBC in the United States, Sky Sport in the United Kingdom, Wowow in Japan and of course Canal+ in France.

Australian coverage


Fox 502 Fox Sports 2HD Thursday, September 11, 9.30pm-12.30am, Friday, September 12, 9.30pm-12.30am

Fox 505 Saturday ,September 13, 8.30pm -9.30pm

Fox 501 Fox Sports 1HD Sunday, September 14, 7.30pm-11.30pm

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