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Celine Boutier: ‘Nothing else matters’ after Evian Championship win

France's Celine Boutier kisses her trophy after winning the 2023 Evian Championship. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)

Céline Boutier dominated the Evian Championship, winning by six strokes Sunday to capture the first major title of her LPGA career.

She’s also the first French golfer to win the major in her home country and just the third to win any LPGA major after becoming the winningest French player in March. The Evian Championship is held in Evian-les-Bains, France.

“Honestly, it has been my biggest dream ever since I started watching golf,” Boutier said. “This tournament has always been very special to me, just even watching as a teenager. To be able to hold this trophy is pretty unbelievable.”

During her impressive weekend, she was the only player to shoot all four rounds under 70, including a final round score of 68. She finished at a dominant 14-under for an overall score of 270.

Boutier’s six-stroke win is tied for the largest since the tournament became a major in 2013. She joins the company of Lydia Ko, who won the Evian Championship in 2015.

Brooke Henderson finished in second at 8-under, while a number of players finished at 7-under. Newly-minted pro Rose Zhang finished tied for ninth, her third straight top-ten finish at a major since turning pro in May.

And for Boutier, the win cements this year as one to remember, no matter what follows.

“I think nothing else matters now that I have this trophy,” she said. “So I’m really good for the rest of the year.”