EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) Michelle Wie returns to action at the Evian Championship eyeing both a second career major title and an inaugural award named after retired Swedish great Annika Sorenstam.
However, she needs to get up to speed quickly following a finger injury and faces stiff competition.
The new Rolex Annika Major honors the player with the best overall record in the five majors this season. To qualify, however, players have to win a major and this is their last chance.
Wie, the U.S. Women's Open champion, leads the Annika standings with 84 points. But she has been out for nearly five weeks and missed four tournaments due to a stress reaction on her right index finger, forcing her withdrawal from the Meijer Classic early last month.