Australian golfer Hannah Green wants to channel the killer instinct of her legendary compatriot Karrie Webb in her quest to win another major title.
Green believes adopting the renowned focus of seven-time major winner Webb is a key to repeating her maiden 2019 major success at the LPGA Championship.
"She (Webb) is just a lovely person and she is so different on the golf course versus off the course," Green told reporters on Wednesday.
"A lot of people always thought she was very in the zone and very - not necessarily mean - but she was just so focused and so wanting to win.
"And I think that is a quality that I need to kind of take on.
"I feel like I need to be a bit more fierce when I am on the golf course and back myself.
"That is definitely a quality that I saw that made Karrie win seven majors and so many golf tournaments around the world.
"So hopefully I can continue trying to be like her and maybe get another major."
Green, with her LPGA Championship win two years ago, became Australia's first major winner since Webb in 2006.
Green's fellow West Australian Minjee Lee is Australia's latest major winner after her triumph this year at the Evian Championship.
And Green is determined to follow next year after completing a rollercoaster LPGA Tour season when her ranking rose to a career-high 13 then slipped to 26 by season's end.
"I got off to such a great start to the season," said Green, currently seven days into a 14-day quarantine stretch in a Perth hotel.
"It was quite difficult being away from home so I decided to take five weeks off before the Olympics and I had a good result at the Olympics (tied for fifth).
"I am hoping next year things are going to be a little bit more normal, I can go back to Australia whenever I'd really like to and not have to worry about doing two weeks hotel quarantine.
"I am excited for next year. I felt like I improved a lot this year, even though some results may not have shown it towards the back end."
Green's season began with six consecutive top-14 finishes but she managed only one more placing in that range on the LPGA Tour in 2021.
But the 24-year-old landed a $US1 million ($A1.4m) bonus for winning the LPGA Tour's season-long AON Risk Reward Challenge, a contest within a contest awarded to the best-performed golfer on selected holes at each tournament.
Green will play in Australia early next year, including at the inaugural Australian WPGA Championship in Brisbane in January where she'll vye for the Karrie Webb Cup, before starting her LPGA Tour campaign in late March.
Australian Associated Press