Yuka Saso

Professional golfer

 

One of the youngest, most skilled sports figures in the Philippines

Yuka Saso has set the standards higher for many of the Philippines’ professional golfers. In 2016, she took home a gold medal from the World Junior Girls Championship team event. She has also joined the 2018 Women’s Victorian Open as part of the Ladies European Tour.

In 2018, Saso secured a historic gold medal win at the Asian Games women’s team and women’s individual events; in the same year, she took part in the Summer Youth Olympics held in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she almost bagged a medal.

Saso came back at the 2020 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan where she finished 9th in the women’s individual event.

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Awards


2020

Athlete of the Year; Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA)

Did You Know?


Saso was born to a Filipina mother and a Japanese father. In 2009, she started training for golf at a tender age of eight; one of her role models was Northern Irish golfer Rory Mcllroy.

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