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| ||Last year, Ai Miyazato captured the Evian Masters for her first victory in
four full seasons on the LPGA Tour. This week, she returns to the site of
that win as the No. 1 player in the world. What a difference a year makes.
Miyazato beat Sophie Gustafson in a playoff last year to finally break
through for her long-awaited maiden title. The talented Japanese star has
already won four times this season and is currently the top-ranked women`s
player by a very slim margin over Cristie Kerr. Outside of the major
championships, the Evian Masters might be the next-best draw on tour, so all
of the top names in women`s golf will be in the field this week. Among them
are all three of the 2010 major champions -- Yani Tseng (Kraft Nabisco
Championship), Kerr (LPGA Championship) and Paula Creamer (U.S. Open) -- as
well as top draw Michelle Wie and former winner Natalie Gulbis. Golf Channel
will have coverage of all four rounds, including three hours on Saturday and
Sunday from 1-4 p.m. (et). Next week is the final major of the season, the
Women`s British Open, which was won by Catriona Matthew last year.