Filipino-Japanese Yuka Saso emerged as the victor in golf major in the U.S. Women's Open after defeating Nasa Hataoka of Japan in the third hole.

/ 11 June 2021

Saso made her way to the third hole of the majors but first struggled up as she overthrew Lexi Thompson of America and followed Hataoka in a hurry in which she also toppled down.

Being able to win and penned down as the two-time PSA Athlete of the Year awardee and twice a winner on the Japan tour, Saso shared the grounds of her victory.

“Practice and focus. I was focused on myself more, and then hard work paid off,” she said during the press conference.

“I wouldn’t say that I was so calm. I think all players, at some point, become nervous. I think I just focused well on my routine, trusted the process. I think that helped me get this win,” Saso pinpointed.

Moreover, the golf Filipino pride player expressed her gratitude to all the Filipino supporters saying that “I don’t know how to thank them. They gave me so much energy. I want to say thank you to everyone.”

As such, she wished for the escalation of junior golfers in the country but not for the reason of what she rather love for the sport.

Parang ayaw ko naman po na, nang dahil sa akin, ginusto lang nila ‘yung golf…gusto ko parang, magustuhan talaga nila, galing sa puso.”