“Hopefully I can learn from it and do the opposite and maybe make two birdies coming in.”
The last two bogeys on Hannah Green’s scorecard hurt the most for the major champion, who had a victory at the HSBC Women’s World Championship within her grasp until finishing in solo second to Hyo Joo Kim. Despite the disappointing end, Green reflected on one of the moves of the week, her eagle on No. 14, that got her back into contention for the title in Singapore.
“it's funny, I was saying to my caddie, I finally hit a good drive on that hole and got it down to where I should be. And I had about 64 meters to the pin and all week I had not had a yardage from that distance and I was like, "Oh, I'd better take a five more practice swings. I haven't had this yardage for a long time. And sure enough. I hole out and we just started giggling and laughing at each other. So I said, "Oh, maybe I should lay into that more often," blah, blah, blah. So that was definitely a big momentum switch,” said Green. “I know that when I don't play well, I kind of get in my own shell and stay away from everyone. So Nate did a good job of trying to pick me back up and just start conversation. So I'm really happy with doing things on the golf course, so not long, not far away.”
Green said she felt she wasn’t playing her best, yet still came away with another top-finish, her second-consecutive top-three finish. “I don't want to sound obnoxious, but it is nice I'm not playing my best and getting these results. I've heard it's a bit warmer in Thailand and a hillier course, so my No. 1 goal is to make sure that I make every round and make sure that I'm keeping hydrated,” said Green. “I feel like my driver was a little bit off this week, so if I can get that into gear, I feel like I can be up on top again.”