Filipina golfing sensation Yuka Saso ended up tied for 13th place in the recently-concluded 2020 US Women’s Open in Houston, Texas and went home with the equivalent of PhP4.65 million.
This tidy sum was a hefty addition to the total PhP48.5 million which she reportedly banked in her rookie year on the pro circuit.
The Philippine Star noted that “no other Filipina athlete has earned as much as Saso in a single year.”
Prior to her appearance in the LPGA’s final major championship, Saso had proved to be a huge success in the ladies’ pro tour in Japan and Australia.
Saso’s compatriot, Bianca Pagdanganan, failed however to make the cut at the tough Champions Golf Club layout.
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