Brooke Henderson looking to add to resume at Evian Championship

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13 September, 2017

Who knew that a poster could help someone get dinner?

"Scores are important in golf but it is important for me to have a happy season", Chun was quoted as saying on the LPGA website. "In France, normally (the) restaurant is open 7 p.m". But another thing I realized is that I don't want to, like, give up. "I think I slept for like 11 hours last night. So I had dinner".

Chun's winning score at 21 under - a major record for men and women - will be tough to challenge.

"It's a big honor to me", said Chun of that record-setting performance. "There are a lot of barriers, but I won't avoid it this time". Ko was especially pleased with her putter, though it cooled on her in the final round.

Now 20, Ko returns to Evian Resort Golf Club hoping to reignite the magic that led to her ninth career LPGA win and a moment she'll never forget.

"I think I have become a little frustrated this year, but it was good to see some putts going in last week, I have to be patient".

Henderson, meanwhile, is looking for her second victory this year.

Ko finished second last week, and has yet to secure a win in 2017.

What she thought was a sprain was actually a tear, and while Korda might have been able to play a match or two at the Solheim Cup, one shot could've put an end to her entire season.

"We really want to tell the world of golf that the Evian Championship is a golf destination", Riboud told CNN's Living Golf.

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A total of 120 pros will be vying for a first prize of $547,500 when play starts on Thursday at the Evian Resort Golf Club in its picturesque setting overlooking Lake Geneva.

If Ryu can take the victory on Sunday, she will join countrywoman In-Kyung Kim as the season's only three-time victor.

While numerous world's top players took last week off to prepare for this event, Thompson played and won.

Icher sat out much of the 2011 season after giving birth to Lola, but has played full-time ever since. "She says she's been working hard on it and the results are so impressive". "My golf is still a work in progress", she reflected. Ryu now leads the Rolex Player of the Year standings by three points over Thompson and also sits atop the standings for Rolex ANNIKA Major Award honors.

"But we travel with two nannies and she now goes to school, either at home or on Tour in America".

The Evian Championship gained major status in 2013 after 12 years as a LPGA and Ladies European Tour co-sanctioned event. Ko joined Michelle Wie (2014) and Inbee Park (2015) as winners of the award.

When she was No. 1 as a teenager, Ko appeared to be as dominant as Annika Sorenstam was more than a decade ago. "And because of players like her, the Tour is as big as it is today and as popular as it is today. My attitude doesn't really change going into a major or any other event".

This season, Ryu So-yeon won the ANA Inspiration, Park won the U.S. Women's Open and Kim In-kyung won the Richoh Women's British Open.

Defending champion Chun captured her first Evian Championship title by four strokes over Park and Ryu. There is also a concern about the number of events being played, with the Evian Masters one of only eight left on the schedule, per the same source. She is the only American with multiple wins this season and the only player on the LPGA Tour with wins in each of the last five seasons. She crossed $9 million in her 119th career event as an LPGA professional. Sky Bet lists her at a 22-to-1 to win Evian this week.

"I actually don't follow rankings at all", Thompson said.


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