Site: Evian-Les-Bains, France.
Course: Evian Masters Golf Club (6,344 yards, par 72).
Purse: $3.25 million. Winner’s share: $$487,500.
Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, 3-8 a.m.).
Last year: Japan’s Ai Miyazato won the event for the second time in three years.
Last event: South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi won the U.S. Women’s Open on July 8 at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wis., for her first major title.
Notes: The tournament will become a major championship next year and will be called The Evian. The 2013 event will be played in September.... Top-ranked Yani Tseng leads the LPGA Tour with three victories. ... Michelle Wie and Cheyenne Woods, Tiger Woods’ niece, also are in the field.