Evian Masters to become LPGA major: report

The Evian Masters, held annually in France, reportedly will become the fifth major tournament on the LPGA Tour, with the likelihood of a move to a fall date and a lengthening of the course.

Golfweek magazine is reporting that the Evian Masters in France will be the fifth major on the LPGA Tour.

The Evian Masters, held in the south of France in July, offers prize money of $3.5 million US.

That's equal to the U.S. Women's Open as the top purse on the LPGA Tour.

Golfweek cites sources as saying the announcement is expected in two weeks.

The tour's other majors are the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA Championship, the U.S. Women's Open and the Women's British Open.

The magazine says Evian agreed to several changes by LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan, including lengthening the course.

It also says the tournament likely would move to the fall.