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