Yuka Saso wins US Women’s Open after Lexi Thompson’s final day collapse

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  • Saso becomes only the second teenager to win the US Open
  • Thompson held five-shot lead at one point on final day

Yuka Saso birdied the third playoff hole to beat Nasa Hataoka on Sunday and become the second teenager to win the US Women’s Open after Lexi Thompson collapsed down the stretch.

Saso overcame back-to-back double bogeys early in the round to make the playoff. She then won it with a 10ft putt on the ninth hole to become the first player from the Philippines to win a golf major. Saso matched 2008 winner Inbee Park as the youngest US Women’s Open champion at 19 years, 11 months and 17 days.

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Written by Associated Press
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/jun/06/yuka-saso-wins-us-womens-open-lexi-thompson-golf under the title “Yuka Saso wins US Women’s Open after Lexi Thompson’s final day collapse”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.