Hannah Green has won the prestigious Outstanding Woman in Sport Award at the Australian Women’s Health Women in Sport Awards tonight in Sydney.
Green has enjoyed a breakout year on the LPGA Tour, winning the 2019 KPMG Women's PGA Championship wire-to-wire before saluting again at the Cambia Portland Classic a few months later.
Her world ranking has soared from above 140 to No.18 in the world in 2019 alone.
Minister for Youth and Sport Richard Colbeck congratulated Hannah on winning the award and for her many achievements in the sport to date.
“Hannah is a true champion, having won the Women’s PGA Championship in spectacular fashion in June this year,” Minister Colbeck said.
“Hannah’s win was the first major win by an Australian woman since Karrie Webb at the 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship and she became only the third Australian woman to win a major.
“Sports stars like Hannah provide inspiration for all Australians, but particularly young women, to get involved in sport and follow their dreams.
The Morrison Government provided $50,000 towards this year’s event, including for the Outstanding Woman in Sport Award.“Our gifted sportswomen all deserve recognition for their achievements and I acknowledge all the other winners from tonight’s ceremony."
Previous winners of this award have included boxer Skye Nicolson, skier Britt Cox, and rower Kim Crow, who have all represented Australia in elite competition.