Every major champion has a key to success, and for two-time major champion Ariya Jutanugarn her recipe to success revolves around all things food. In a joint press conference with her sister Moriya on Wednesday at The Evian Championship, Ariya shared her plans for the week in France. “We go to town every night and sometimes we just like walk around the lake…We have ice cream every day, cake every day, and I love it.” Moriya teased her younger sister: “and she gain weight for sure.”
Rolex Rankings No. 2, Ariya admitted that to cope with on-course pressure she spends her time on the golf course planning the evening meals she and her sister will enjoy, especially in France.
“I’m really stressed on the course and I’m just always thinking about what I’m going to eat,” Ariya said. Moriya added, “I actually pretty much follow her. She has a plan. You know, after she left the golf course she has a plan for every day.”
At the 2017 Evian Championship, Moriya missed out on the playoff between champion Anna Nordqvist and Brittany Altomare by just one stroke, but her time in the winner’s circle came a few months later at the 2018 HUGEL-JTBC LA Open. This week Moriya is looking to add “major champion” to her list of accolades. Little sister Ariya, meanwhile, is a 10-time LPGA winner and two-time major champion including the 2018 U.S. Women’s Open and is looking to improve upon her career-best T9 finish (2016) at The Evian Championship.