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Player Bio: Nasa Hataoka2022 U.S. Women's Open


Age: 23
Country: Japan
College: None
Worldwide professional victories: 11 (6 on LPGA Tour)
Road to Pine Needles: Top 10 and ties from 2021 U.S. Women's Open; Top 30 points leaders of the LPGA Tour’s 2021 Race to CME Globe; Winner of LPGA Tour-sanctioned event from 2021 U.S. Women's Open to start of the 2022 championship; Top 75 in Rolex Rankings as of April 6

Hataoka nearly claimed her first major title last June at The Olympic Club, losing a playoff to Yuka Saso in the 2021 U.S. Women's Open. Hataoka has won six LPGA Titles (11 worldwide), the latest coming in late April in the Dio Implant LA Open. Before turning pro, Hataoka won the 2016 Japan Women’s Open, a major on the LPGA of Japan Tour., as an amateur. That year, Hataoka also reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur, losing, ironically, to Saso, 1 down, at Rolling Green Golf Club in suburban Philadelphia. Hataoka earned LPGA Tour playing privileges for 2017 through the LPGA Tour Qualifying School. In 2018, she collected her maiden victory on the circuit at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. Hataoka tied for 10th in her first U.S. Women’s Open start in 2018 and shared runner-up honors in the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA. 

U.S. Women's Open Playing Record






2022 Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club 71-72-72-74—289 +5 T-28
2021 The Olympic Club (Lake Course) 72-69-71-68—280 -4 2nd
2020 Champions Golf Club 71-73-75-72—291 +7 T-23


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