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3-way logjam for Scottish Open lead; Saso tied for 15th

LONDON—Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn saw her three-shot overnight advantage evaporate in the third round of the Women’s Scottish Open on Saturday as England’s Charley Hull and Ryann O’Toole of the United States joined her at the top of the leaderboard......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardAug 15th, 2021

Saso finishes 15th in Scotland, nets P1.07 milion

Filipina ace Yuka Saso closed out with a four-under par 68 to place joint 15th in the Women’s Scottish Open Sunday at the Dumbarnie Links in Fife, Scotland......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

Saso ends up joint-15th in Women s Scottish Open

Through the four-day, 72-hole course, Saso logged 7-under par — a good 10 strokes behind eventual winner Ryann O'Toole of the US......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 16th, 2021

Yuka skids to joint 15th, trails by six

Reigning US Women’s Open champion Yuka Saso fell to joint 15th after struggling with a two-over par 74 in the third round of the Women’s Scottish Open in Fife, Scotland Saturday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Saso struggles on Scottish Open moving day , slides out of Top 10

Yuka Saso has dropped to joint-15th in the Women's Scottish Open after the third round held in Fife, Scotland on Saturday (early Sunday, Manila time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Column: The revolving door at No. 1 in the world ranking

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Jon Rahm is the No. 1 player in the world. The best player in golf? That depends on the week. Webb Simpson looked to be tough to beat when he won the RBC Heritage, giving him two victories, a runner-up finish and a third place in his last six PGA Tour events. But then Dustin Johnson won the Travelers Championship, renewing conversations that when he puts in the time, no one has a greater package of talent. During his two weeks off, however, golf became obsessed with super-sized Bryson DeChambeau and his 200 mph ball speed that carried him to victory in Detroit, his seventh straight top 10. And then two days after DeChambeau took a 10 — ideal for gymnastics, not so much for golf — on the 15th hole at Muirfield Village to miss the cut, Rahm built an eight-shot lead at the turn and held on for a victory at the Memorial that sent him to No. 1 in the world. For how long? Longer than Tom Lehman, for sure. Of the 24 players who have been No. 1 since the world ranking began in 1986, Lehman was there the shortest time — one week. And just his luck, he took that week off, so he never even played a tournament at No. 1 in the world. Rory McIlroy, whom Rahm replaced at No. 1, and Justin Thomas can return to the top if they win the World Golf Championship this week in Memphis, Tennessee. At least that's easier to track than two weeks ago, when five players at the Memorial had a mathematical chance of reaching No. 1. Whether the reason is depth or parity, it's become a revolving door that doesn't appear to be stopping anytime soon. Brooks Koepka started the year at No. 1, and McIlroy took over in February. Rahm was asked Tuesday if he considered them the best players in the world while they were at No. 1, and if he looks at himself that way now. “I think nowadays it's really tough to determine one player,” Rahm said. "Because yeah, Brooks is having a hard year right now. He's not playing his best. But he has won four majors in the last few years. Rory played amazing last year. It's hard to dictate one player alone. But it would be foolish of me to say that I'm not here thinking I'm the best player. “And I think all the great players out there who have got to this point are playing like they believe they're the best player,” he said. “In golf, you need to prove that every week.” McIlroy and Johnson have done that better than anyone over the last decade. McIlroy has reached No. 1 on eight occasions for a total of 106 weeks. Johnson has been there five times for a total of 96 weeks. During their longest stretches — 64 weeks for Johnson, 54 weeks for McIlroy — there was little argument. With Tiger Woods, there was no argument. Not since Woods in 2009 has a player started and finished a year without surrendering the No. 1 ranking. It was the eighth time Woods did that. Consider the 281 consecutive weeks Woods was No. 1, from the 2005 U.S. Open until the 2010 HSBC Champions. In the last 281 weeks, No. 1 has changed hands 27 times. Phil Mickelson was never on that list, and Rahm was quick to point out that playing against Woods in his prime certainly didn't help Lefty's cause. “But it still doesn't take away from what I've done,” Rahm said. “Now at the same time, getting here, it's great. I played great golf the last four years. ... It's not only to get here. but to stay here, hopefully for a long time.” Of the previous 23 players to reach the top of the ranking, seven won in their debut at No. 1. The most recent was Johnson in 2017 at the Mexico Championship, his second of three straight wins. The most timely belonged to Adam Scott, who had three chances to reach No. 1 by winning, and then got there during a week off. He returned and won at Colonial. The best was Ian Woosnam. He got to No. 1 in 1991 and then won the Masters. It's just a number. Rahm understands the world ranking enough to realize it's a product of two years, not one week. He should be proud, just as the 23 others before him. Thomas reached No. 1 after The Players Championship in 2018 and didn't play until the Memorial. He conceded to feeling a little different. “I just remember being a little more nervous because it's like all eyes are on you, and you're the best player in the world, so you feel like you should kind of play up to that,” he said. He tied for eighth. It could have been worse. Jordan Spieth missed the cut in his debut at No. 1. Adding to the volatility of the No. 1 ranking is the strength of the fields, which have been loaded with the world's best players since the restart and will remain strong with this World Golf Championship, the PGA Championship, the FedEx Cup playoffs and then the U.S. Open, all in the next two months. Getting to No. 1 is hard work. These days, staying there might be even harder......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 29th, 2020

Korda shares Women s British Open lead with Sagstrom, Kim; Saso one behind

Nelly Korda lived up to her tag of world number one by taking a share of the first-round lead in the Women's British Open alongside South Korea's Kim Sei-young and Swede Madelene Sagstrom at Carnoustie on Thursday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Olympic champion Korda shares lead, Saso in joint-4th in British Open

Firing off three birdies and an eagle against one bogey in the 72-par course, Saso finished with a 68 to open her bid for a second LPGA major title......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Saso slows down, slips to 5th spot

Filipina ace Yuka Saso slowed down with an even 72 in the second round to slide to joint fifth, four shots off new leader Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand Friday in the Women’s Scottish Open in Fife, Scotland......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Saso trails Thomson by 2 shots

Olympian Yuka Saso opened her bid in the Women’s Scottish Open on a blazing note, firing a five-under par 67 to trail local star Michele Thomson by two shots Thursday at the Dumbarnie Links in Fife, Scotland......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

Fresh out of Olympics, Saso sizzling in Ladies Scottish Open

Saso fired a total of eight birdies in the opening round, though it was dampened by a double bogey and a bogey in the front nine......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

Saso loses lead, trails Thompson by a stroke

SAN FRANCISCO—The Philippines’ Yuka Saso scrambled to an even par 71 for 207—leading by as many as two but dropping out of a share of the lead with her fourth bogey of the day at 18 in the US Women’s Open Saturday (Sunday in Manila)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

Lexi Roars but Yuka still in hunt

Fil-Japanese ace Yuka Saso relinquished the lead to red-hot American Lexi Thompson but remained in prime position to strike gold in the 76th US Women’s Open in San Francisco, California......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

Yuka Saso slips to second in US Open with even-par third round

Saso, who held a halfway lead heading into the third round, relinquished the top spot to American Lexi Thompson who sizzled with a 7-under par to zoom to the top of the standings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

PH teen Saso leads US Women s Open

San Francisco---Philippine teenager Yuka Saso fired six birdies in a four-under-par 67 on Friday (Saturday in Manila) to seize a one-shot lead over former champion Lee Jeong-eun at the halfway stage of the US Women’s Open......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

Saso loses lead, trails Thompson by a shot

The Philippines' Yuka Saso scrambled to an even-par 71 for 207—eading by as many as two but dropping out of a share of the lead with her fourth bogey of the day at 18 in the US Women's Open Saturday (Sunday in Manila)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 6th, 2021

Yuka Saso takes solo lead in US Women s Open with 67

After finishing two strokes back against erstwhile leaders Megha Ganne and Mel Reid in the opening round, Saso shot a 4 under in the round to zoom to the top of the standings......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2021

Saso joint 25th in Hoken

Yuka Saso closed out with an even-par 72 and finished tied for 25th place at one-under 143 in the rain-shortened Hoken no Mado Ladies Open in Fukuoka, Japan......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

Yuka Saso ends up at joint 25th in Hoken no Mado Ladies Open

Yuka Saso on Sunday closed out with an even-par 72 and finished tied for 25th place with a total of 243 in the Hoken no Mado Ladies Open in Fukuoka, Japan, which was shortened from a 54-hole championship to a 36-hole event due to heavy rains......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 16th, 2021

Yuka Saso gains in world ranking, Player of the Year race

Saso actually reached No. 48 from No. 55 a couple of weeks back but dropped two rungs last week after finishing tied for sixth in the JLPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup. But her gutsy stint in the tough storm-hit US Women’s Open at Cypress Creek netted her 2.47 average points for a total points of 86.45 to post her best world ranking at the close of her rookie campaign......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Saso yields Player of the Year lead as Furue triumphs again

Saso yields Player of the Year lead as Furue triumphs again Dante Navarro (Philstar.com) – November 22, 2020 – 3:51pm MANILA, Philippines — Yuka Saso missed hitting Y100 million in earnings in record fashion as she succumbed to an in-form Ayaka Furue in the Daio Paper Elleair Ladies Open final, imperilling even her bid for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020