Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Sports Philippine teen Yuka Saso wins US Women's Open 19-year-old golfer beats Japan's Nasa Hataoka in a playoff Yuka Saso hoists the US Open trophy after winning in a sudden death playoff following the final round of the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, U.S. on June 6. (Photo by Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)
June 7, 2021 08:50 JST Updated on June 7, 2021 10:03 JST | Japan
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Yuka Saso modeled her golf game after Rory McIlroy, spending hours watching videos of his swing before going to bed each night in order to perfect her own.
All that work paid off and now Saso is a U.S. Open champion just like her idol thanks to a clutch playoff putt after a back-nine collapse by Lexi Thompson.
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