What to watch for at the Amundi Evian Championship

The LPGA Tour is set to tee off in France, there are many storylines to follow this weekend.
Nelly Korda - Amundi Evian Championship
Nelly Korda - Amundi Evian Championship / Matthew Lewis/GettyImages

This weekend the LPGA Tour will be teeing off for their fourth major championship of the year. At the 30th anniversary of the Amundi Evian Championship, there are many women to follow as they attempt to take home the trophy in France.

The presumptive player of the year, Nelly Korda is back looking to compete this weekend. After winning six tournaments in a row to start the year, she has taken a step back, missing the cut at the last three events she's participated in. She still is ranked number one in the Rolex Rankings and will be set to compete later in the summer at the Olympics.

Nine past champions of the Amundi Evian Championship return in 2024

Nine past champions of the major will be participating this year including last year's winner, Celine Boutier. The French native, Boutier, won last year's championship by six strokes. She talked about the victory last season saying: "Honestly, it has been my biggest dream since I started watching golf," Boutier said about winning in her hometown. She only has one top-10 finish this year.

Two under-the-radar players to keep an eye on are Laura Hartlage and Charley Hull. Hartlage is coming off her best performance on tour and in a major after an impressive tie for 5th at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship this past June. The result shot her up to 132nd in the Rolex Rankings.

Hull will be looking to return to form after having to withdraw from the Aramco Team Series Presented by PIF due to a shoulder injury. Hull currently has three runner-up finishes in majors during her career and has always been knocking on the door to claim her first.

The tournament will begin this Thursday with the first golfers set to tee off around 7 am. The winner will be taking home a prize of 1.2 million dollars.