Evian Championship Odds: Course Info, How To Watch Fourth LPGA Major

Written By Derek Helling on July 19, 2021
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A month after the third LPGA major of 2021, players on the tour once again have a shot at a major title. This time, the action shifts to Europe but at a familiar course for many of the contenders in the latest Evian Championship odds.

The field is wide open despite the presence of the 2019 champion. As most of the top-10 players in the Race to the CME Globe point standings are in the field, handicappers will have to look a bit deeper than just players’ history in this event to pick a winner.

Evian Championship odds

2021 Evian Championship Odds

Game
(Eastern Time)
(EST)
Nelly Korda
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+900
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+900
Jin Young Ko
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+1100
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+1100
Hyo Joo Kim
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+1400
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+1400
Inbee Park
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+1600
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+1600
Sei Young Kim
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+1600
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+1600
Ariya Jutanugarn
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+1800
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+1800
Patty Tavatanakit
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+2200
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+2200
Lydia Ko
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+2800
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+2900
So Yeon Ryu
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+2800
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+2900
Brooke Henderson
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+3500
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+3100
Atthaya Thitikul
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+3500
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+3400
Matilda Castren
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+3500
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+3100
Jeongeun Lee6
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+3500
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+3400
Jessica Korda
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+3500
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+3400
Minjee Lee
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+4000
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+4100
Moriya Jutanugarn
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+4500
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+4500
In Gee Chun
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+4500
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+4500
Leona Maguire
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+4500
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+4500
Charley Hull
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+5000
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+5000
Celine Boutier
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+5000
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+5000

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Top players at the Evian Resort Golf Club

The LPGA didn’t play this event last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, Jin Young Ko shot a 67 or lower in three of her four rounds to squeak out a two-shot victory. It was just her second time playing in the Evian after finishing tied for 26th in 2018.

Other past winners who are among the field this week include:

  • 2018: Angela Stanford
  • 2017: Anna Nordqvist
  • 2016: In Gee Chun
  • 2015: Lydia Ko

This event became a regular part of the LPGA season in 2000. Since then, only Annika Sorenstam has won the Evian multiple times (2000 and 2002). In fact, the highest placement of the above list of defending champions in subsequent years was Nordqvist in 2018, when she finished tied for 18th. Does that bode ill for Jin Young Ko this week?

Course and tournament information

  • Course: Evian Resort Golf Club
  • Location: Evian-les-Bains, France
  • Par: 71 / Yardage: 6,523
  • Date: July 22-25
  • Purse: $4.5 million, $675,000 to the winner
  • Coverage: CNBC, Golf Channel

The biggest challenge this course presents are changes in elevation. The entire course effectively sits on hills overlooking Lake Geneva and the disparity in elevation between parts of the course is as great as 300 feet. Despite that terrain, most of the fairways are not suffocatingly narrow. However, players will have to take great care with the wind off the lake and green sizes that vary from one hole to the next almost as much as the elevation.

Key stats

This course does not feature a lot of fairway bunkers, so it’s tempting for players to simply tee off with all their might as placement might seem less of a concern. This can be a trap, however. Due to the breeze off Lake Geneva, balls that land on the left sides of fairways can easily end up in the trees. Thus, the ability to hit greens in regulation should prove pivotal.

Brooke Henderson currently leads the tour in that statistic, with Mo Martin just a tick off her pace. Martin also sets the pace right now in terms of driving accuracy but is not in the field this week. Jin Young Ko is in the top five of the LPGA in both greens in regulation and scoring average.

The Rolex Rankings No. 2 is the only member of the tour that can currently make that claim. Ko has also finished in the top 10 six times so far, doing so in 55% of the events she’s played in this year. In terms of scoring average, Nelly Korda sits atop that list, just one of many you’ll find her name in the leader spot right now.

Korda occupies the Rolex Rankings No. 1 spot due to a litany of other impressive statistics, including:

  • Korda has finished in the top 10 eight times, or in 73% of the events she’s played in so far this year
  • In terms of birdies, Korda leads the tour with 200
  • Korda is tied with Lexi Thompson for the most eagles on the tour with nine
  • Her scoring average is currently the only sub-69 such figure on the tour

This event could easily come down to whether Nelly Korda can maintain the fantastic momentum she’s bringing to France. However, the small gap in the odds between Jin Young Ko and her is justified as well.

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Derek Helling is a lead writer for PlayUSA and the manager of BetHer. He is a 2013 graduate of the University of Iowa and covers the intersections of sports with business and the law.

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