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Evian Championship: Georgia Hall among the contenders in France

Sky Sports | Updated: 2018-09-13 15:36:11

The last major of the year is the start of a very big month of golf in France. Richard Kaufman takes a closer look at the upcoming Evian Championship.

Hall's Open success

Report and highlights from Georgia Hall's victory at the Ricoh Women's British Open.

Evian, the home of this week's Evian Championship, couldn't be more different to the big-city vibe of Paris, host city for the Ryder Cup. While I would be kidding you to suggest this tournament is up there with Europe-USA match, it's a very big deal in the ladies' game.

In a week where Justin Rose has reached the summit of the game, it was great to hear Georgia Hall talking about her ambitions and trying to match Rose in getting to world No 1.

Charley Hull has got close in the past, but Georgia is the first English player to have made it inside the top 10 of the Rolex Rankings. It's worth pointing out, though, the rankings only started in 2006 and that Scottish Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew has also previously reached that landmark.

One of my favourite Evian Championship stories involves Dame Laura Davies from 1996, when the event was very much in its infancy, which we recently discussed in The Round Golf Podcast.

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