Since 2000, Rolex has partnered with The Evian Championship, one of the five women’s Majors. The brand’s support for this prestigious event reflects its extensive commitment to golf and in particular, its pioneering role in the women’s game.
For 40 years, Rolex has been a partner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), serving as the Official Timekeeper at all the Majors. It also sponsors the top annual awards, including the Rolex Rookie of the Year, Rolex Player of the Year and the Rolex ANNIKA Major Award for the best-performed player in the Majors.
Lydia Ko occupies a special place in golf history. In 2015, the then 17-year-old Korean-born New Zealander became the youngest World No. 1 – in men’s and women’s golf. Following victory at The Evian Championship, she was crowned Rolex Player of the Year and claimed back-to-back Majors in winning the 2016 ANA Inspiration. Her achievements in the Majors earned her the prestigious Rolex ANNIKA Major Award for the 2016 season.
Since turning professional at the age of 15 in 2010, American golfer Lexi Thompson has become one of the most enduringly successful players on the LPGA Tour.
Anna Nordqvist has been one of the most consistent golfers for more than a decade. She won a Major, the 2009 LPGA Championship, in her rookie year and added a second at The Evian Championship in 2017.
Brooke Henderson is a big believer in following her instinct. She trains hard so that when she is competing, she can trust her swing and stay focused. It is an approach that has served her well.
During the tournament, The Evian Championship Prize for a Better Tomorrow presented by Rolex is awarded. The prize recognizes initiatives linked to women’s golf that champion excellence, generosity and continuity, qualities dear to this event and Rolex. In 2019, the inaugural recipient of the prestigious award was Lorena Ochoa, a former World No. 1 and two-time Major winner, for her work with underprivileged children in her native Mexico.
The Rolex Datejust is the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wristwatch to display the date in a window at 3 o’clock on the dial. The precision, performance and timeless aesthetics of the Datejust 31 recall the beautiful yet challenging Evian Resort Golf Club course where The Evian Championship is held.