Yuka Saso is a Filipino professional golfer. She created history for the Philippines at the 2018 Asian Games by winning the first ever gold medal for the Philippines in both women’s individual and women’s team event in Asian Games golf competitions.
Saso, who has a Filipino mother and a Japanese father, hence her Japanese name, started training the sport of golf at the age of eight in 2009.
At 19 years, 11 months and 17 days, Saso tied South Korea’s Park Imbee to the day as the youngest champion at the women’s game’s oldest major.
Saso turned professional in November 2019 after earning a LPGA of Japan Tour card for 2020.