The tournament-season highlight each year for the French golfer Karine Icher is the trip she makes to Évian-les-Bains, in the French Alps.
She calls the site of the Evian Championship a “quiet place,” a scenically unique venue for a major championship, one that is staged in Icher’s homeland against a backdrop of mountains and Lake Geneva.
And if there were any place that Icher, 37, could pick to win her first L.P.G.A. tournament after 40 career top-10 finishes, it would be in the crisp French mountain air with friends, family and fans hiking with her around the Evian Resort Golf Club, savoring the view and that long-awaited moment.
“This is the only time for me to get to play in front of my home crowd and home country,” said Icher, who tied for second…