Hannah Green; Aussie golf star’s $ 1.3 million win changed his life

Hannah Green after winning the $ 1 Million AON Risk Reward Challenge. Photo: Michael Reaves / Getty Images

Grand champion Hannah Green will return home next week and start looking for her first home after a ‘life-changing’ $ 1.3 million win this week.

Green, who is one of three Australians in the elite field at this week’s LPGA CME Globe Tour end-of-season championship, was the winner of a one-season competition that was accompanied by a huge salary.

After a roller coaster ride in 2021 that included two quarantined stays at a hotel in Australia, a trip to the Tokyo Olympics, and a four-month stint on the road, Green has targeted exactly what she’s going to do with her massive paycheck. .

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“I actually wanted to buy a house in the off-season so it gives me the opportunity to play comfortably. So in a way it will change my life, ”she said in Florida.

“It prepares me once I’m done golfing. For me, it is definitely life changing. When I return to Australia after quarantining at the hotel, I will look for (a house). ”

Green, the world No.26, joins fellow major champions Minjee Lee and Su Oh, who just signed a two-year lease on a Lamborghini, during the Tour Championship in Florida.

Green was second at the event in 2020, but admitted she was “flat” since finishing tied for fifth in Tokyo.

“So I continued to work hard, and unfortunately things just didn’t work out the way I thought they would be golf, I guess,” she said.

“I hope to end the season strong and to be able to celebrate, to come home. That’s what I did the last two times I won, I got right on a plane so I don’t see why I can’t do it this week.

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Australia’s Hannah Green has been “flat” since she tied for fifth in Tokyo. Photo: Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP

Green will return to Australia where she will compete in the inaugural Karrie Webb Cup, which will be held in conjunction with the Australian PGA Championship on the Gold Coast in January.

But there will be no Australian Women’s Open, which has been canceled, and Green, director of the newly formed Oceania Golf Players Association, expressed disappointment at the lack of consultation with players on the decision to ” abandon the tournament.,

Green said it was “unfortunate” and hoped that in the future players, who depend on tournaments for their income, could be involved in the decision-making process.

“I think it’s unfortunate. You can’t have an event without the players going there, and being able to sacrifice two weeks of work as well, and a lot of those players have had to find other jobs during this pandemic, ”she said.

“To possibly risk going to another state and then missing two weeks of work after that, it’s difficult. I think that’s the goal of the players’ association.

“We want to know why things are happening. It is not necessarily that we demand that there be an event. I think we just want to know how all of these processes work.

“I feel like on the LPGA they’re always very clear and informative, and that’s what we want as players in Australia.”


Russell Gould is a senior sports writer with nearly 20 years of experience in a wide variety of sports including AFL, cricket, golf, rugby league, rugby and horse racing. First a sports reporter at MX, t … Read more

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