Hannah Green, along with Matthew Wolff of the PGA Tour, were the winners of the 2021 Aon Risk Reward Challenge awards. Each will be awarded with a $1 million prize.
The $1 million is nearly double the $531.5k Green earned in 17 starts during the 2021 LPGA season.
Green, who is looking to buy a home in the offseason, will now have less pressure playing this weekend at the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship.
“I actually wanted to buy a house during the off-season,” said Green, “so this gives me an opportunity to actually play comfortably. It is quite difficult to buy houses in Australia, especially as a sports person with the not-frequent income, and as well as foreign income.
“So in a way for me, it will be life-changing.”
She added, “I could almost pay my house off and not have a mortgage, so it’s setting me up for after I finish playing golf. So, yeah, to me it definitely is life changing.”
Green, who didn’t score worse than par on any of the Aon challenge holes throughout the season, ended with a greens-hit (“go-for-green”) rate of 68 percent – more than 20 percentage points better than the LPGA Tour average of 46 percent.