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2022, February 22.  Yuka Saso - First Filipino to Win the U.S. Women's Open Championship

Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,  Perf 14

Se-tenant Block of 4, Miniature Sheets of 8



Se-tenant Blocks of Four  -  15,000


12p - Yuka Saso, Facing Left

14p - Yuka Saso, Facing Right

15p - Yuka Saso, With Golf Club

17p - Yuka Saso, With Trophy


Miniature Sheets of 8 - 7,500


Graphic Artists:  Rodine C. Teodoro, Ryman Dominic Albuladora

Photo Credit:  Dino Kovic

Researcher/Writer:  Maria Abigail D. Tarroza


First Day Covers:  Manila



Yuka Saso – First Filipino to Win the U.S. Women’s Open Championship

Yuka Saso was born on June 20, 2001 to Fritzie Saso and Masakazu Saso in San Ildefonso, Bulacan. Her formative years were spent between Japan and the Philippines, the latter being where she mostly spent her time being homeschooled and trained in golf. At an early age, her father started assisting Saso as she trained for her sport. She enthusiastically represented the Philippines in her tournaments.

Saso won the gold for the 2016 World Junior Girls Championship. She was commended with a national award for her double 2018 Asian Games win when at 17, she gained the first women’s golf gold medal for the Philippines.

For her successive achievements, Yuka Saso has been hailed by the Philippine Sportswriters Association as Athlete of the Year in 2018 and 2020. That year, Saso also won two events during the Japan Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour: the NEC Karuizawa 72 Golf Tournament and the Nitori Ladies Golf Tournament. She participated in the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, the 2020 Summer Olympics held in 2021. Yuka Saso turned to professional golfing in 2019.

With the stunning triumph at the 76th U.S. Women’s Open on June 7, 2021, Saso became the first Filipino titleholder of a major golf championship. She was exactly 19 years, 11 months, and 17 days old when she won the championship held at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, California, making her one of the youngest persons in history to win the U.S. Women’s Open. Yuka Saso is tied with Inbee Park who accomplished the same feat at the same age back in 2008.



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Articles by Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak

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