World No. 5 Saso set for busy November

by | Oct 17, 2021 | LPGA

Yuka Saso of the Philippines watches her drive from the 10th tee in Round 3 of the Women’s Single Golf Game during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe on August 6, 2021. (Photo by YOSHI IWAMOTO / AFP)

Rushing into a busy November, Yuka Saso hopes to crown a solid, solid season of the US Ladies Professional Golfers Association (LPGA) with a win – or more – against the world’s best women golfers.

The 20-year-old Filipino-Japanese, who rose to number 5 in the world rankings, will play one tournament in Japan and two in the USA, where she will take part in the Tour Championship at the end of the season, according to LPGA, her leading group.

The LPGA rookie “will play at the Toto Japan LPGA event … as well as the Pelican LPGA event and the CME LPGA event in Florida,” said Sterling Sports Management, who represents the reigning US Women’s Open champion, the inquirer via e- Mail with.

The Toto Japan Classic on the north course of the Seta Golf Club in Shiga starts on November 4th. Meanwhile, the Pelican Women’s Championship kicks off on November 11th at the Pelican Golf Club in Belleair, Florida. Saso has also earned enough points to qualify for the LPGA Tour Championship, which begins November 18th at the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Florida.

Saso’s win at the US Open helped her improve the world rankings, but it was her consistent play that pushed her up to 5th place. The reigning Asian Games champion and Olympic participant from Tokyo has contested eight events in the US LPGA where she is a rookie. and has finished in the top 10 in five of these eight events.

She finished fourth in her latest tournament, the Founders Cup.

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