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After crowing the team of Atthaya Thitikul and Ruoning Yin at the 2024 Dow Championship, the LPGA Tour has headed towards the next event and penultimate major of the year, the Amundi Evian Championship, at the Évian-les-Bains, Haute-Savoie, France. For those eager to witness the magic of their favorite LPGA golfer in person, here is a breakdown of what you need to know to attend the fourth major of this season.

The Amundi Evian Championship is opening its doors to all golf lovers and has provided them with a wide range of ticketing options to suit a variety of budgets and experiences. So, what are you looking for?

Normal ticket vs Premium ticket: What’s the difference?

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The 2024 Amundi Evian Championship allows you the ‘open option’ while booking tickets. It means one can book their tickets for any number of days (out of four) of the tournament and can choose which days to go according to their comfort and schedule, as the pass will be valid for the date of one’s choice.

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If one wants to enhance their golf experience further, then regular tickets offer a fantastic deal—the more days you book, the lower the price per day. To witness the play for one day, one will have to pay 25 euros, and for two days, the amount will be 40 euros. If one decides to witness three days of the tournament, the pay will be 55 euros, and for the whole tournament, it will be just an additional ten euros.

Moreover, free entry will be allowed for children under 18. The amenities don’t end here, as a professional golfer will also get free entry, the only condition being to bring their PGA card. After talking about the normal tickets, one might wonder: how are they different from the premium tickets? And what additional facilities will be provided after buying a premium ticket?

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By upgrading to the Premium Ticket, the spectators will get VIP access to the Panoramic Lounge, located in an area overlooking the 16th hole of the course. The premium will be available for premium ticket buyers from 9 am to 8 pm on Thursday and Friday and from 9 am to 5:30 pm on the rest of the two days of the tournament. The rates will, obviously, be higher than the normal tickets.

Adults can enjoy the tournament for 120 euros per day; while teenagers between the ages of 11 and 17, will be charged 60 euros per day, and a child under 10 years of age can attend the event for free. But for these amenities to be valid for children under 17, there is a condition that they must be accompanied by an adult. A premium ticket also includes a VIP welcome gift and the availability of snacks and drinks throughout the day.

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The popularity of the tournament extends beyond its ticketing options and facilities. The tournament generates significant hype, solidifying its place as one of the most prestigious events in women’s professional golf, especially since it was given major championship status in 2013.

Amundi Evian Championship road to becoming a major

This year will mark the 11th anniversary of the Amundi Evian Championship as a major. But a couple of questions that might arise are: Why was it made major? Is the decision right for the players? To answer the first question, the elevation in the event’s status was declared by then-LPGA Tour commissioner Mike Whan in 2011, stemming from his vision of having one more mega event during a season.

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Coming to the second question, now the women golfers have to compete in five instead of four majors. Which can present both advantages and disadvantages. Why is it good? Because the inclusion of the event gives an additional opportunity to the players to add a major championship to their portfolios. Conversely, some may perceive this decision as more of a drawback, as it requires one more event to achieve a career grand slam.

The addition of another event as a major also forced the LPGA to acknowledge two categories of champions – career grand slam winners (who have won four majors) and now super-career grand slam winners (who have won five majors). Another point of contention is that many women golfers have felt that this decision has diluted their accomplishments as career grand slam winners before the addition was made. However, the fact remains that the Amundi Evian Championship is also a major. So, with the ‘open option’ for the tickets to the event on the French greens, will you witness the magic live for a day or the whole event?