Prior to that incredibly pressure-packed five-foot putt putt on the final green at Hazeltine Golf Club, Hannah Green was a virtual unknown outside golf circles. In fact even within the golf world beyond Australian shores – she was hardly recognisable to most, a fact confirmed by the lack of even a Wikipedia page devoted to her career.
That has since been corrected, but for those who follow the game closely in this part of the world Green has been a known entity since her teenage years.
In the mainstream media it is fellow Western Australian Minjee Lee who receives the bulk of the golf spotlight. And that’s as it should be as Lee – a rare natural talent and more physically gifted golfer than Green – is already a five-time winner at the top level and seems destined to win multiple important championships.