It was a historic day for Yuka Saso on Sunday when she tied the report for the youngest golfer to ever win the U.S. Women’s Open at 19 years previous. She’s additionally the first Filipino individual to ever win a major.
The younger golfer was overcome with emotion after the win and struggled to struggle again tears.
“First, I would like to thank, my household,” Saso stated. “I would not be right here with out them.”
Saso birdied on the ultimate gap throughout a playoff and was doused with water after sinking the ultimate putt. She barely escaped being drenched in champagne as effectively.
She completed 4-under and defeated Nasa Hatoaka and Lexi Thompson by one stroke and two strokes, respectively.
Saso had a nightmarish begin at The Olympic Membership in San Francisco, although. She double-bogeyed on holes two and three however was robust over the subsequent 15. Saso nearly received the tourney on gap 18 however missed her try at bogey earlier than the playoff.
After all, it had to be dramatic if you win your first major ever.
Saso is of Japanese and Filipino descent and along with her win, she positive aspects instant LPGA Tour membership.
“To all my associates in Philippines and Japan, I am actually grateful,” Saso stated. “I hope I can do extra higher…preserve this going.”
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