Hannah Green wins first LPGA Major
Monday, June 24, 2019

(CHASKA, MN) – Hannah Green never felt more nervous than standing over a 5 foot par putt Sunday at Hazeltine National with a chance to win her first major at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Neither did Karrie Webb, who has won seven majors in her Hall of Fame career. Webb watched from outside the ropes, her heart racing. It was 11 years ago in Minnesota that Webb started a scholarship program to bring young Australian amateurs to majors to spend a week with her and experience golf's biggest events. Four years ago, Green was one of those scholarship winners. And now she's a major champion. Green held her nerve to the end, hitting 8 iron to 15 feet for a pivotal birdie on the 16th hole, and getting up and down from a bunker on the 18th hole for an even-par 72 and a one-shot victory over defending champion Sung Hyun Park. Green, a 22 year old Australian in her second year on the LPGA Tour. She became the first wire-to-wire winner of this major since Yani Tseng in 2011. Green, who won three times on the Symetra Tour in 2017 to earn an LPGA Tour card, became the first Australian to win an LPGA Tour major since Webb won her most recent one, in 2006 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. She finished at 9-under 279 and won $577,500.