The latest world rankings, which are the basis for the selection of women's golf for the Tokyo Olympics, have been announced, and 22-year-old Nasa Hataoka and 21-year-old Mone Inami have won the right to participate in the Tokyo Olympics and become representatives of Japan. I have been unofficially decided.
20-year-old Sasao, who has Japanese and Philippine nationalities, is also expected to qualify for the 8th place in the world ranking and participate in the Tokyo Olympics as a representative of the Philippines.
In the latest world ranking announced on the 28th, Hataoka was 11th and Inami was 27th, and by being among the top two Japanese players, he won the right to participate in the Tokyo Olympics and was nominated as a representative.
Hataoka, who was born in 1998 and is called the "golden generation" of women's golf, has won three American tours so far.
Although he lost in the playoffs with Yuka Saso at this year's overseas major tournament, the United States Women's Open, he is in good shape, becoming second in his personal best tie in overseas majors.
On the other hand, Inami has an accurate iron shot and is working on improving the putter, which was an issue, and has left an overwhelming result of winning 5 wins on this domestic tour.
Ayaka Furue, who fought for the right to participate until the end, was in 29th place, and Hinako Shibuno was in 31st place.
The Japan Golf Association will take steps to recommend two people to the JOC = Japanese Olympic Committee as representatives.
Meanwhile, 20-year-old Sasao, who has Japanese and Philippine nationalities, is expected to qualify for the 8th place in the world ranking and participate in the Tokyo Olympics as a representative of the Philippines.
Nasa Hataoka wins 3 American tours
Hataoka is 22 years old from Ibaraki prefecture.
Born in 1998, known as the "golden generation" of women's golf, he has a strong lower body and is a bullish style that boldly aims for driver shots over 250 yards.
When he was 17 years old, he won the Japan Women's Open, which decides the number one female golfer in Japan for the first time in history, and won the 2017 tournament in a row, and has won four major domestic tournaments so far.
He has participated in the American tour since 2017, and in 2018 he won his first victory at the youngest age of 19 as a Japanese player.
He has won three American tours so far.
At this year's overseas major tournament, the United States Women's Open, after a playoff with Yuka Saso, although she lost, she finished second in the overseas majors, which is her best tie.
So far, the 2nd place is 2 times and the 3rd place is 1 time in the overseas majors, and it is one step closer to the long-sought overseas major conquest.
Mone Inami 5 wins in Japan
Mone Inami is 21 years old from Tokyo.
It is a young growth stock that leaves overwhelming results on this year's domestic tour.
It is a "shot maker" with accurate iron shots that have been polished with abundant amount of practice so that it is called a "practice bug" by the surroundings, and the "par-on rate" that can be given to chances is one of the highest in Japan.
This year, I improved the form of the putter, which was an issue, to improve the accuracy, and while training my core through weight training and kickboxing, I have been building my body with four meals a day.
Thanks to the results of these practices, he has already risen the world ranking with an overwhelming record of 5 wins on the domestic tour, and has been appointed as the first Olympic representative to be in second place among the Japanese.
The future goal is to acquire the permanent seed right given to the players who have won a total of 30 domestic tours.
July 29th is his birthday during the Tokyo Olympics, and the competition starting on August 4th will be at the age of 22.
Yuka Saso wins the first overseas major at the US Women's Open
Yuka Saso was born to a Japanese father and a Filipino mother and has Japanese and Filipino nationalities.
Born in the Philippines, Sasao moved to Japan at the age of four and grew up in Tokyo.
After starting the competition at the age of eight, he and his father returned to the Philippines in search of a practice environment, gained playing experience at golf courses in many countries, and acquired accurate shots and skillful techniques.
The characteristic is a driver shot that makes the best use of the strength of the core, and this season it has recorded an average flight distance of over 260 yards.
In Japan, he made his professional debut at the age of 19 last year, and when he won the tour for the first time in the second race, he also won the third race in a row and became a presence that attracted a lot of attention.
Aiming to play an active part in the US tour, at this year's overseas major tournament "US Women's Open", he won the playoff with Nasa Hataoka and achieved the first overseas major victory, and is active on the world stage. I'm showing you.Keywords: