There will be a select field on hand this week to try to wrestle the title away from Karrie Webb, who held off Laura Davies and Michelle Wie by a single stroke last year.
For Webb, it was her first win at this event and 33rd of her career. She has won two more times since then. Her victory here last year was one of her five titles in '06.
Wie returns to action this week for the first time since withdrawing from the U.S. Women's Open a few weeks back. Wie has been battling a wrist injury throughout the year so there is no telling if she will be able to complete the four-day tournament which starts on Wednesday.
The Evian Masters will be played for the 14th time overall and eighth as a part of the LPGA Tour. The event is hosted by the Ladies European Tour, but the last seven winners have been regulars on the LPGA Tour. Catrin Nilsmark was the last full-time LET member to capture the crown, which she did in 1999.
GOLF CHANNEL will broadcast action of all four rounds, but each day the coverage will be tape-delayed.
The LPGA remains in Europe next week as the tour heads to Scotland for the Women's British Open, where Sherri Steinhauer won last year. The championship will be played at the home of golf, the Old Course at St. Andrews, for the first time.