Ladies Golf. Evian Championship. Suzann Petterson Wins. September 15 2013

The Evian Championship Suzann Pettersen won the wet and soggy 54 hole Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club in France. Suzann Pettersen / Getty Evian make their money by selling water, how very apt that their Championship will be remembered for the amount of water that fell on the course during the shortened 54 hole tournament. The final round had to be delayed for an hour and a half, for more rain, and then resumed in warm and dry conditions. Suzann coped better with the conditions, carding a final round -3 under par 68, for her winning total of -10 under par, and a two shot advantage. She was happy with her second Major, her previous major victory was  at the 2007 LPGA Championship, so it had been a while; “It was definitely worth waiting a while for this one, a major! I was actually a bit nervous coming down the stretch but on 18 I said to Brian [her caddie], I’m just going to go for it; I’m too good to lay up. I tried to scramble a par.This is a dream come true, this was by far on my bucket list to win the Evian Championship now that it's become a major. But also, they have been such a great supporter of this. This is my 12th or 13th time I'm here. This was good timing to win this tournament. I don't know if it's actually sunk in that I've actually won another major, all you're trying to do is go out there and win tournaments. Today I thought we were going to fight the weather more than we did. It was almost like a walk in the park just staying dry. Lydia is a star of the future. She’s good enough to win majors at 16.” World Ladies number one amateur Lydia Ko finished in second place at -8 under par, the six-teen year old Kiwi  was attempting to become the youngest major winner in LPGA Tour history. She did not quite make it, but was happy with her performance; “I was pretty happy with my round today, like yesterday I gave myself a lot of the chances to make birdies, so I hit it much closer to the pins. I probably did half of that today. I don't expect myself to make everything, but it was really good to know that I could come so close to the winner at a major. Second is my best finish at a major tournament.” There was some light on the subject of when Lydia will turn professional, she reported; " The next time you see me I may be a pro. It's not only what I'm saying.  It's my parents and everything.  They have a big say in it as well. Obviously people all around the world have their say.  I'm seeing some articles saying, ‘Oh, no you shouldn't.  You should wait.’  I guess at the end of the day, it's my support crew that's going to help me make the correct decision. Yeah, it's secret.  I got to get my mom's permission to say anything.” Lexi Thompson finished in third place with her total of -6 under par, a final round of -2 under par moved her up the leaderboard.