Equal prize received by PGA TOUR winner Matthew Wolff in August
Season-long competition rewards both LPGA Tour and PGA TOUR players for better decision-making
Link to photo of Hannah Green
NAPLES, Florida., November 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Aon plc (NYSE: AON), a leading global professional services firm, and the LPGA Tour announced today that Hannah Green won the Aon Risk Reward Challenge 2021 trophy and the $1 million price. When Aon and the LPGA Tour launched the Aon Risk Reward Challenge, the goal was to create a season-long competition that rewards players who use information and knowledge to make better decisions on some of the toughest holes. strategically challenging.
Green’s ability to maximize opportunities has propelled her to the best all-season scoring average on the Aon Risk Reward Challenge holes on the LPGA Tour. His strategic approach and better decision-making allowed him to birdie 72% and win almost 10% of the holes in the Aon Risk Reward Challenge that counted in the minimum 40 rounds needed to qualify for the Challenge. Additionally, on the par-5s in the Aon Risk Reward Challenge during the 2021 season, Green’s Go-for-Green pass rate was 68%, compared to an LPGA Tour average of 46%. She did no worse than par on a single hole in the Qualifying Challenge.
“Winning this season-long competition means so much to me,” Green said. “Because of the emphasis on decision making, winning really validates the level of solid strategic play that I am capable of. The fact that the Aon Risk Reward Challenge takes place on both Towers and represents equality in work , the strategy and the effort that both men and women put behind their game, makes it even more special – I’m so excited to join Matthew Wolff as this year’s winner and I can’t thank Aon enough for creating this opportunity.”
“Congratulations to Hannah on her performance throughout the season to win the Aon Risk Reward Challenge,” said Jennifer BeautifulChief executive officer, North America at Aon. “At Aon, we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can thrive, ensuring we deliver more innovative solutions to customers and help them make better decisions. When we have created the Aon Risk Reward Challenge, our goal was to create a platform where achievements could be celebrated equally in the men’s and women’s game. We are so proud of this program and the level of skill and quality of the decision making that we continue to see week after week throughout the challenge at both circuits.”
Green joins Carlota Cicada, who won the inaugural Aon Risk Reward Challenge on the LPGA Tour in 2019. Both winners have demonstrated the ability to identify opportunities, make better decisions and execute when it matters most. In 2020, following the global COVID-19 pandemic, Aon suspended promotion of the Aon Risk Reward Challenge on both tours and worked with the LPGA Tour to reallocate the $1 million awards in support of a new event – the Drive On Championship – which served as the LPGA Tour’s “return to golf” and allowed more players to benefit from the winnings.
“The Aon Risk Reward Challenge is one of the most game-changing initiatives within the LPGA in our 71-year history,” said the LPGA Tour Commissioner. Mollie Marcoux Samaan. “Not only does this challenge help our players make better decisions on the golf course, it is also a powerful example of Aon’s significant leadership and commitment to equal pay. We are grateful and proud to partner with Aon on this unique challenge that we know will continue to change the lives of our players and inspire the growth of women’s golf and beyond.”
About the Aon Risk Reward Challenge
The Aon Risk Reward Challenge is a unique, season-long competition on the PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour that spotlights golf’s top strategic decision makers. The challenge takes the top two scores from each event a player participates in. Players must participate in a minimum of 40 rounds throughout the season to qualify.
The Challenge takes place over regular season tournaments (38 on the PGA TOUR; 31 for the LPGA), with CBS Sports and Golf Channel as official broadcast partners. Each week on broadcast, Aon provides key information specific to the Aon Risk Reward Challenge hole.
To see the final ranking of the Aon Risk Reward Challenge 2021 on the LPGA Tour and for more information, click HERE. To view the current 2021-2022 Aon Risk Reward Challenge standings on the PGA TOUR and for more information, click HERE.
For more on the winner of the PGA TOUR’s Aon Risk Reward Challenge, Matthew WolffClick here.
Aon’s golf portfolio also includes the Ryder Cup and the Nicklaus – Jacklin Award presented by Aon. At Whistling Straits last September, Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia became the first players to receive the inaugural award. The award recognizes better decision-making essential to sportsmanship, teamwork and performance.
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About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional women’s golf organization, whose goal is to change the face of golf by making the sport more accessible and inclusive.
Created in 1950 by 13 Founders, the Association celebrates a diverse and turbulent history. The LPGA Tour takes place around the world, reaching viewers in more than 220 countries. The Symetra Tour, the official qualifying tour of the LPGA, consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA also has a joint venture collaboration with the Ladies European Tour (LET), increasing playing opportunities for female golfers from Europe. Across all three Tours, the LPGA represents players from more than 60 countries.
Additionally, the LPGA Foundation has been empowering and supporting girls and women since 1991, including through LPGA*USGA Girls Golf, the only national program of its kind, which reaches nearly 100,000 girls each year. The LPGA Amateur Golf Association and LPGA Women’s Network provide virtual and in-person connections to female golfers around the world, while LPGA professionals are educators, business leaders and game changers dedicated to growing the game golf for all.
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