Yuka Saso to visit in Manila ahead of LPGA’s Southeast Asian swing
MANILA, Philippines—Filipino-Japanese golfer Yuka Saso will hit town later this month, according to the Philippine Golf Tour.
The reigning US Open champion will pay Manila a visit ahead of her participation in next month’s LPGA Tour which shifts to Southeast Asia for a couple of stops in Singapore and Thailand.
“I will be spending some time in the Philippines before heading to Singapore and Thailand,” Saso, who last year decided to become a Japanese citizen, said.
Yuka Saso will touch base with relatives, backers and friends in Manila later this month, hoping to draw inspiration and motivation as she gears up for the resumption of her LPGA campaign in Singapore and Thailand in March.FEATURED STORIES
— Pilipinas Golf (@PhilGolfTour) February 8, 2022
Singapore stages the $1.7 million HSBC Women’s World Championship from March 3 to 6 at Sentosa Golf Club while the $1.6 million Honda LPGA Thailand takes place from March 10-13 at Siam Country Club Pattaya Old Course in Chonburi.
The 20-year-old Saso, who is now officially representing Japan in LPGA tournaments, hopes for bounce back performances in the Southeast Asian swing after she missed the cut in last week’s Drive On Championship.
The result ended Saso’s string of final round appearances in her last 22 tournaments but it didn’t affect Saso’s world ranking as she remained at No. 7.
Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.