It’s been a whirlwind week of event after event for 2016 Evian Championship winner In Gee Chun, whose smiling face seemingly adorns all of Evian-les-Bains thanks to the promotional signage liberally sprinkled around the picturesque downtown area. Who knew that a poster could help someone get dinner?
“If I’m going to town, everyone recognises me,” said Chun of the slightly surreal phenomenon. “In France, normally (the) restaurant is open 7 p.m. … Maybe around 6 p.m., I went to town, but some see and recognize me, so they gave me food earlier, before open. I really appreciate it, yeah. So I had dinner.”
On the golf course, it’s all business for the 23-year-old from the Republic of Korea. She spoke glowingly of her experience in 2016, which saw her return a record-setting -21, the lowest score in the history of men’s and women’s major competition.
“It’s a big honour for me,” said Chun of that record-setting performance. “Before (I) start (the) last round, I already know what I need. I need to make a low score. So I had a lot of pressure, but I did really well. That made more confidence, and then keep going for my goal.”