by Jeff Skinner
The LPGA gets back in action this week at one of its premier events, The Evian Masters. Last we saw the ladies Paula Creamer was working her way around Oakmont Country Club on the way to claiming the U. S. Open title. The women move from the hardest course of the year to what many call the most picturesque. The Evian Masters Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains, France sits at the foot of the Alps with gorgeous lakeside and mountain views. It makes for some quirky holes but the scenery is remarkable.
This tournament has all the feel of a major. It boasts the second highest purse of the year with the winner pocketing $487,500 and has an extremely competitive field. All the top names are here and Ai Miyazato looking to defend her title and pick up her fifth win of the season. Creamer joins her fellow American, Cristie Kerr in an attempt to keep an American face on top of the leaderboard. Michelle Wie is in the field and hopes to shake off her missed cut at The U.S. Open. The ladies travel from here to England for The Women’s British Open next week so this will be a great tune up for their next major. One of the most memorable aspects of last year’s tournament was the commercial for Evian Water that featured the “Evian Water Babies.” This kids crack me up every time I watch them.