LPGA

Commissioner Mike Whan and Danone Chairman and CEO Franck Riboud announced on

July 20, 2011, that Evian and the LPGA have signed a long-term commitment to

add a fifth major to the LPGA Tour schedule.

Whan outlined the importance of this decision in a meeting

with Tournament Chairman and Director Jacques Bungert, Rolex Rankings No.1 Yani

Tseng
, No.2 Cristie Kerr, No.3 Suzann Pettersen and LPGA and World Golf Halls

of Fame member Karrie Webb,

“Franck

Riboud made it clear to the LPGA, that his vision was

to celebrate the absolute best female golfers in the world, and today he has confirmed that promise

with The Evian.”

Mike

Whan’s statement continued to emphasis the dedication and success that Ribound

has had in making this decision,

“Franck shares the passion and persistence, and most importantly the

vision, that will no doubt help all of us take woman’s professional golf to a

completely new level.”

Evian

has agreed to a long-term commitment to host the event, including a

complete redesign of Evian Golf Club. The final four

holes, called the ‘Fantastic Finish,’ will provide a memorable closing stretch.

The

Evian is set to be played the second week of September 2013 and will be the

final major of the season following the Kraft Nabisco Championship, Wegmans

LPGA Championship, U.S. Women’s Open and RICOH Women’s

British Open.

Evian Masters (Jul 21 – 24) Course: Evian Masters Golf Club, Par: 72, Yardage: 6,344

Pos   Name    1   2   3 4   Today Thru Total  Strokes 

1 Miki Saiki        68 67 –   –    -5      F      -9      135

2 Stacy Lewis     69 67 –   –    -5      F      -8      136

T3 Paula Creamer 70 62  –   –    -5      17   -7      132

T3 Ai Miyazato    68 33  –   –    -3      9      -7      101

T3 Jiyai Shin       69 27  –   –    -4      8    -7        96

T6 Ran Hong     69 69  –   –   -3      F    -6       138