Women's Evian golf major, European events pushed forward

PARIS: The Evian Championship, one of five women’s golf majors, in consonance with the decisions of the LPGA and LET, has moved the dates of its 2020 tournament.

The Evian Championship will be held at the Evian Resort Golf Club from 6 to 9 August, beginning a run of European golf events, that include the Ladies Scottish Open and the Women’s British Open.

“Our main concern is obviously to ensure that the players from all over the world and our entire ecosystem continue to pursue their sport in the best possible conditions. When Mike Whan told us about his scheduling issues, we naturally stepped up. This is how our partnership has worked for the past 20 years,” explained Franck Riboud, chairman of The Evian Championship and honorary chairman of Danone Group. 

“We have total support from our sponsors, who like us, uphold the values of solidarity and mutual aid that this unprecedented situation unquestionably calls for. There will undoubtedly come a time for new ways of envisaging leading sports events, but for the time being, our thoughts are with our teams and all those who belong to the big Evian Championship family around the world. We hope that everyone is safe and well."

The top 120 women players in the world will play four consecutive tournaments in Europe: The Evian Championship in Evian-les-Bains, France (6-9 August), the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open (13-16 August) and the other European Major, the AIG Women’s British Open (17-23 August) in Scotland, ending in England with the UL International Crown (24-30 August).