Michelle Wie today joins other top stars of the women?s game in pursuit of a record purse at this week?s Evian Masters in France.

Playing in her first tournament since withdrawing from the John Deere Classic men?s event through exhaustion, Wei returns to the stunning Lake Geneva course for the first time as a professional after finishing runner-up to Paula Creamer last year.

A Fully recovered Wie said ahead of her opening round: ?It would be great to win here this week, but I’ll not be forcing anything. If it happens, it happens.”

This year?s increase in the prize fund to £3 million makes the event the second richest event in women?s golf, confirming the event as one of the most important in the LPGA calendar.

Former champions Annika Sorenstam and Britain?s Laura Davies will both be chasing a record third Masters crown ahead of a top class field.

In addition to Davies, British fans can follow the progress of Catriona Matthew, Rebecca Hudson, Trish Johnson, Kirsty Taylor and Karen Stupples at this year?s event.

Further updates will appear throughout the week.