The day after: Green comes home

Posted by on June 25, 2019  /   Posted in golf news

Hannah Green will be a great champion back to her home in Perth. Image: Getty

Hannah Green comes home faster than expected, and she has caught her eye on a few French luxury accessories with the load of money she has collected by winning her very first major in Minnesota on Sunday.

Green changed her plans immediately after securing the KPMG Women & # 39; s PGA Championship at Hazeltine and skipping next week's LPGA Tour event so that she could spend some time in Perth.

In the media at Minneapolis airport, she admitted that the past 24 hours had been a whirlwind.

Realistically, she has set up her entire career, with a $ US577,000 check (less tax), a five-year exemption to play on the world's largest tour, a place in the majors and – possibly – the Olympics in Tokyo next year. Her world ranking has risen from 114th to 29th place in the world in the background of her first big win.

That's why she thought of those nice French things – a Givenchy handbag and a Cartier ring. "There are a few things I said when I won my very first tournament on tour that I would like to buy," the Western Australian said today. "I wanted to get it here in Minneapolis, but they didn't have the store. I hope that when I go back to Perth, I can buy one of the two options. & # 39; & # 39;

Green skipped at least partially in Arkansas next week because she's exhausted. Needless to say her phone didn't stop, and back to the house full of Australians where she spent the week in Minneapolis on Sunday, they filled the huge PGA Championship trophy with vodka and lemonade and toasted her unexpected success

"The trophy, I don't know if you saw me trying to pick it up, but it was terribly heavy," she said. "When I took a drink from it last night, I needed a few extra hands to lift it up!"

She is not allowed to keep the silverware. Green returned it with American restraint on Monday morning, and will have to wait until the PGA of the United States sends her the promised replica home in Perth.

"It was really a crazy 24 hours, to think about it. I suspect that this time yesterday I had that leg of five feet to win. A lot of things happened, many things are still changing, I think. My phone is still I have had to do a lot of media things that are very new to me, it has been very different. & # 39; & # 39;

Green is grateful to her parents for not suppressing her too hard, and glad that after some challenges in her first year at the LPGA in 2018, she found a bit of a balance between work and private life. "Of course you see a lot of people being pushed by their parents, and in the end they don't really like the game anymore. & # 39; & # 39;

A few years ago, she worked out with Smith what her game matched in terms of practice hours, because she had almost driven herself into the ground at first. "I photographed the 80s and didn't know exactly what was going on since I had worked harder than ever before. I saw Ritchie two to three times a week on a very regular basis. We reviewed at the end of the year and decided that this is not a good option for me personally, although it might work for others. "

What Green and Smith also learned is that she needs some space and time to spend with her friends in Perth, despite the fact that she travels so much. When she is on tour, she now travels with Su Oh, her friend from Melbourne and also one of Australia & # 39; s top professionals, whom she appreciates. She also makes sure she comes home to Perth every six weeks for a dose of normality.

Oh, with whom she shares the same interests, was one of the first and most raw on the 18th green at Hazeltine on Sunday along with Jarryd Felton, her old friend, and Karrie Webb, a sometimes mentor. "I want to make sure I am social and see my friends and family and also see hard work and my coaches while I am at home," she said.

So this morning it was another airport and another flight for Hannah Green, to another life. Her parents, Tau and Sue, will wait. "I'm sure if I see them there will be a few tears," she said. "Happy tears."

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