Winning at home as big as a major: green

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Hannah Green at the 2019 ISPS Handa Women & # 39; s Australian Open.

One of the few things that has not changed in Hannah Green's life in the last 24 hours is her desperation to win her national Open.

After winning a big championship at the age of 22 has already been put on the bucket list, the West Australian miracle still has its eyes firmly on winning on its own soil.

On her return trip to Perth, Green spoke from the airport in Minnesota and reconfirmed her desire to win the ISPS Hands Women & # 39; s Australian Open in the New Year.

"I think it will be the hardest tournament I will win, to win at home base," said Green.

"I certainly consider winning the Australian Open just as good as winning a major. Just because it's so tough.

The new World No. 29 always feels the love of the home crowd and it will probably deteriorate a few times next year.

But Green believes that learning to cope with the extra attention is crucial to producing her best wave in Australia.

"You clearly play for a home crowd, so there is some extra pressure," said Green, "but then everyone also cheers the most for you.

"Having this great title now gives me a lot of confidence for next year.

More confidence for the member of Mount Lawley should scare the 2020 field at Royal Adelaide, with green notches from the top 10 in the Open in each of the last three years.

In anticipation of her 2017 breakout rookie season, Green was under the spell of Royal Adelaide en route to a T7 finish

The following year in Kooyong, only an unbridled JY Ko – who is on her way to world number 1 – and future star Hyejin Choi could hold back green when she finished third.

And in February Green recovered from a missed cut in the ISPS Handa Vic Open the week before to grind a T10 result at De Grange, which was a kickstart for a life-changing season

"I really love Kooyonga and I really love Royal Adelaide, so there are two courses that I am really familiar with and had good results the last time I played there," said Green.

"I hope I can get the monkey from the back next year."

There is no doubt that yesterday's victory at Hazeltine Hannah Green will not change a bit, but the sober youngster will have to learn to live like a great champion.

Fortunately, as all of Australia's next generation of stars do, she has the great champion Karrie Webb in her corner seven times.

"She said this would naturally open more doors for me in terms of possible sponsorship," said Green

& # 39; She said that if I'm stuck or confused or just need someone to talk to, she won't play for the next three weeks, so she'll be free. If I need advice or just someone to talk to, she said she would be happy. "

"She has clearly been in this position before with the media and attention. I think she is perfect to fall back on and lean on advice."

For now it's back to Perth and her beloved Mount Lawley to celebrate with those who pushed her to the top of the ladies game.

But Green gets a crack tag that doubles her main tally soon enough, with the Evian Championship in early August and the AIG Women & # 39; s British Open in Woburn the following week.

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