|Ai Miyazato lets one fly. (Secret in the Dirt)|
This year’s tournament is the 19th staging of the event. Ai Miyazato, winner of two LPGA titles this season and fourth in the Rolex Rankings, defends her title.
The Evian Masters has a fat purse—$3.25 million or 2,496,170 euros. It’s the most prize money doled out on the Ladies European Tour and equals the U.S. Women’s Open, which offers the largest purse on the LPGA Tour.
Along with Miyazato and the top-ranked Tseng, the field includes U.S. Women’s Open champion Na Yeon Choi of South Korea (No. 2), Stacy Lewis (No. 3), LPGA Championship winner Shanshan Feng (No. 5), Suzann Pettersen (No. 6), Amy Yang (No. 7), Cristie Kerr (No. 9) and 2010 Evian Masters champion Jiyai Shin (No. 10).