Evian Masters - Where the Golf Girls Are

I saw the posters all over Paris last month. They featured a Nataliesque golf girl in black-on-black golf apparel, against a glowing purple sky.

They were in lots of metro stations and were pasted onto the old fashioned Parisienne advertising kiosks. There was a huge one suspended from the Palais de Congres. It was several stories high and I found it somewhat distracting as I drove my rented Peugeot 407 precariously around the Place de la Porte Maillot.

But that was a month ago, now the 2007 Évian Masters is underway in the French Alps, and all the top girls are there. They've changed the format a bit...introducing a cut and extending the field to 90. And with the final on Sunday, we should have a fine weekend of golf to look forward to. Some of the groupings are quite delicious too. Lorena Ochoa and poster girl Natalie are playing together, along with defending champion Karrie Webb.

Right behind them is RL-clad champion, Morgan Pressel, and KLM Ladies Open winner Gwladys Nocera, and they'll be joined by...a Nike swooshed Michelle Wie! Yes, she's back. To the delight of some and the dismay of others, but decidedly, with much less fanfare than in the past.

The pristine Évian-les-Bains, will certainly be sharing the spotlight with the star players. I spent a number of summers on Lac Léman, in and around Evian and I'm here to tell you that the alpine scenery is straight out of a fairytale.

The tournament website is great...the Ladies European Tour website too, so check them out. You'll be sure to see exciting golf, beautiful golf girls, and some really cute golf outfits.


  1. I'm just glad to see that MW is not stealing the spotlight anymore. Finally, the LPGA, the journos and the golf world in general have come to their senses.

  2. It seem like Michelle is being advised to tone things down and than perhaps her parents now see the wisdom of letting her not play the men's events for the time being.

  3. So G.G. - whos your pick to win this. Don't tell me its Wie, cause thats not going to happen. Right/?

  4. Looks like Michelle will make the cut which is great. My Money is on Annika for this one though. Looks like she's got her eye on this one.
    The EvianMasters site is fantastic!


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