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 almost 40 years it 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.
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. The American has won at least one tournament in each of the past seven seasons, the longest streak of any active player.
Her honour roll includes one Major, the Kraft Nabisco Championship (now known as the ANA Inspiration) in 2014, and 14 other top-10 finishes in the five Majors.