No Australian woman had won a major title since Karrie Webb in 2006 when Green arrived for the 2019 PGA Championship, but she led outright after each of the four rounds and lifted the trophy by a one-stroke margin over defending champion Hyun-sung Park.
It was her first LPGA Tour success. Webb was staying with her during the week and said: “I feel like I won today I’m so excited for her”, while the new champion admitted she had never felt more nervous than over the closing five-foot putt she made to clinch victory.
“I’ve always wanted to win an event and to win a major as my first is crazy.”
She had to wait less than three months for her second LPGA Tour win and last August tied for fifth at the Olympic Games only four shots behind winner Nelly Korda.