The Philippines’ Yuka Saso is now no. 1 on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Official Money List following her US Women’s Open triumph that netted her a whopping $1 million top prize.
Two-time major winner Lydia Ko of New Zealand is in second with $890,451, followed by Thailand’s Patty Tavatanakit with $821,782.
From fourth to sixth are Lexi Thompson with $798,739, Nelly Korda with $773,930 and Inbee Park with $756,696.
US Open runner-up Nasa Hataoka of Japan is in seventh with $655,241 in total earnings.
Saso, who is also expected to represent the Philippines in the coming Tokyo Olympic Games with fellow Filipina Bianca Pagdanganan, also jumped 31 places from no. 40 to barge into the Top 10 at no. 9 in the women’s world golf rankings on Tuesday.
The 2018 Asian Games double gold medalist bagged the title after three playoff rounds with Hataoka.
Saso matched South Korean Park In-bee as the youngest winners in the US Open’s championship’s history at 19 years, 11 months and 17 days, and earned her LPGA tour membership.
She is also guaranteed exemptions in the next 10 US Women’s Open tournaments, five AIG Women’s British Opens, KPMG Women’s PGA Championships, ANA Inspirations, and Amundi Evian Championships.