Anna Nordqvist wins playoff to take Evian Championship

Playing through rain and hail, Anna Nordqvist defeated Brittany Altomare on the first hole of a playoff to win the Evian Championship in France. It is Nordqvist’s first major title since the 2009 LPGA Championship.

The 30-year-old won the extra hole by one stroke when she hit this putt:

With the win, Nordqvist, of Sweden, will take home $547,500. The American Altomare, ranked 102nd, wins $340,000.

[More from Excelle Sports: Rain postpones Evian Championship, restart set for Friday]

Weather wasn’t just a factor on Sunday. The first 18 holes were canceled when conditions were unfit for play on Thursday, making it a 54-hole event. The two finalists shot a 204.

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko and Moriya Jutanugarn, of Thailand, were also in the hunt but did not qualify for the playoff, coming up short on the 18th hole. Nordqvist is the 10th different major winner in the last two seasons.


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