Kai Sotto, idol Rory lead tributes to US Open champ Yuka Saso

Jun 7, 2021
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GAME respects game.

As congratulations pour on newly minted US Open champ Yuka Saso from all corners of the Twitterverse, a tweet from a fellow teen prodigy stands out.

"Yuka! Way to represent!" wrote the 19-year-old, punctuating his tweet with a Philippine flag emoji. Sotto is set to head to Australia to play for the National Basketball League.

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Saso became the first Filipino to win a golf major, defeating Nasa Hataoka of Japan in the US Women's Open.

The teenager thanked idol Rory McIlroy for an Instagram shoutout during her victory speech, and the many-time major winner returned the favor with a congratulatory tweet.

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More congratulations poured in, from fellow golfers, Filipino athletes, and the country's top newsmakers. Take a look:

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