Power Rankings: Evian Championship


The PGA Tour is off this week, so the fantasy focus shifts to the LPGA. A full field heads to Europe this week for the Evian Championship, the fifth and final major of the season.

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Hyo Joo Kim won this event a year ago over Karrie Webb. Here are 10 players to watch in France:

1. Inbee ParkWith two major wins already to her credit, Park is the player to watch this week. She won this event in 2012, before it became a major, and a win this week would complete the career Grand Slam and give her three majors in a season for the second time in the last three years.

2. Lydia KoThe teen phenom has already reached world No. 1, but she has yet to win a major. That could change this week, as she enters off a win last month in Canada and returns to a course where she was second in 2013 and T-8 last year.

3. Suzann PettersenPettersen won here two years ago, when rain shortened the event to 54 holes. She finished T-5 at the Ricoh Women's British Open earlier this season, and expect her game to start to peak with the Solheim Cup around the corner.

4. So Yeon RyuRyu has been quite consistent this summer, with top-15 finishes in nine of her last 10 starts. That includes a T-3 finish in Canada in her latest start, and she enters the week at No. 4 in the Rolex Rankings.

5. Stacy LewisLewis hasn't won in over a year, but that's not from a lack of chances. The American has 11 top-10 finishes this season, including a quartet of runner-up performances, and she finished second at Evian in both 2011 and 2012.

6. Hyo Joo Kim: Kim burst onto the scene with an opening 61 last year en route to victory, becoming the youngest major winner in LPGA history. Her follow-up season has been rather solid, with top-15 finishes in six of her last eight starts.

7. Brooke Henderson: The Canadian has been the surprise of the summer, and she has shown a penchant for saving some of her best golf for the majors. After T-5 finishes at both the KPMG Women's PGA Championship and the U.S. Women's Open, Henderson got her breakthrough win in Portland last month and now is playing with house money.

8. Karrie Webb: Webb let one slip away last year down the stretch, but her record in France is stellar: a win in 2006 to go along with a pair of runner-up finishes. Having already won five different majors, she may still have time to hoist another trophy.

9. Lexi ThompsonThompson won earlier this summer in Michigan, and her Evian credentials include a runner-up in 2010 and a third-place finish in 2013. Her length off the tee proves to be a significant asset at nearly any venue, and this week's layout should prove no exception.

10. Ha Na Jang: Jang finished T-3 in her Evian debut last year and has had a stellar 2015 campaign, with runner-up finishes in three different events including last month's Cambia Portland Classic.