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Evian Masters will feature largest women's prize

The Evian Masters will become the richest prize in women's golf next season with a purse of $1.8 million.

The tournament, jointly sanctioned by the U.S. LPGA and the Ladies European Tour, will be played at the Royal Evian Golf Club on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, organizers said today.

The June 15-18 event seems certain to attract the best players in the world including Laura Davies, Karie Webb, Se-Ri Pak, Annika Sorenstam, Juli Inkster and Helen Alfredsson.

The Evian Masters takes over from the U.S. Open as the top money event for women and replaces the British Women's Open as the richest in Europe.

The field for the event will be increased to 78 from 66.

The British Women's Open will continue as the other cosponsored event between the LPGA and the Ladies European Tour.