Hannah Green hits the $1 million AON jackpot
It’s not often that the best way to earn money is to sit at home. But in the case of Hannah Green that’s exactly what she needed to do in order to take out the year-long AON Risk/Reward Challenge.
The 2019 KPMG Women’s PGA champion was leading the way in a bid for a cool $1 million and turning up to play the Pelican Women’s Championship could have put that all in jeopardy.
Hannah Green (Credit: LET)
For Green, who had only banked $530k all year and has a total of $2.26 million in career prizemoney, it just wasn’t worth the risk. There were of course some anxious moments along the way but in the end, the Western Australian had done enough to join the PGA Tour’s Matthew Wolff as the AON Challenge winners for 2021.
The AON Risk/Reward Challenge is designed to test a player’s strategy on some of the most challenging holes at certain events. A player’s two best scores on each “AON Challenge” hole count towards the season-long leaderboard.
England’s Charley Hull, who was playing in the Middle East, finished in second place with Hyo Joo Kim, New Zealand’s Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson rounding out the top-5.
Minjee Lee was the next best of the Australians behind Green in a share of 7th alongside World No.1 Nelly Korda and Inbee Park.