A stint back home has Hannah Green feeling fresh and motivated to pursue a second consecutive women's major title at this week's Evian Championship in France.
Green's profile has soared since she won the Women's PGA Championship in the US last month.
The 22-year-old West Australian was a minnow on the LPGA Tour scene before that, but is now hot property after becoming only the third Australian woman to win a major title.
So much so that she will play the first two rounds of the AU$5.87 million Evian Championship in a marquee group with World No.2 Jin Young Ko and No.5 Jeongeun Lee6, both fellow 2019 major winners.
The PGA triumph at Hazeltine National in the US came as a shock even to Green, and she has spent the past four weeks back home in Perth soaking up her success.
But Green doesn't want her career to be defined by just one win, and has set her sights on adding more trophies to her cabinet, starting Thursday in the fourth of the five women's majors.
"I am so happy to be back out playing," Green said.
"Four weeks was great at home but I am now more motivated to work hard and win more events so it's great to be back out here."
RIGHT: Green won the Women’s PGA Championship at Hazeltine last month. PHOTO: Jamie Squire/Getty Images.
Green said she was looking forward to being announced on the tee this week as a major winner, and playing alongside two big-name South Koreans.
"Yes it will certainly be different but I'm sure it will make me smile," Green said.
"Especially to be playing with Jeong Eun and Jin Young who have won the other majors this year."
While Green now has the spotlight on her, fellow West Australian Minjee Lee may be the Australian best-placed to win this week.
The 23-year-old Lee is yet to win a major title, but it seems a matter of time before the World No.4 breaks her duck as she is a regular contender on the LPGA Tour where she has won five titles.
Australian veteran Katherine Kirk has enjoyed some good form on the Evian Resort course in previous years, having finished in third place two years ago and registering a top-10 finish last year.
Su Oh and Sarah Kemp round out the five-strong Australian contingent in Evian-les-Bains this week.
Green missed the cut in Evian by one stroke last year.
- Justin Chadwick, Australian Associated Press