Lorena Ochoa poses for a portrait before the start of the LPGA Safeway Classic on September 25, 2003.
Virada Nirapathpongporn (l) of Duke chats with Lorena Ochoa of Arizona during the third round of the 2002 Women’s NCAA Golf Championships at Washington National Golf Club on May 23, 2002.
Lorena Ochoa of Arizona waits on the range during the third round of the 2002 Women’s NCAA Golf Championships at Washington National Golf Club on May 23, 2002.
Lorena Ochoa of Arizona celebrates with her teammates after the fourth round of the 2002 Women’s NCAA Golf Championships at Washington National Golf Club on May 24, 2002.
Lorena Ochoa of Mexico has the attention of photographers as she hits her second shot on the fourth hole during the first round of the Evian Masters on June 20, 2005 in Evian, France.
Leading after the third round Lorena Ochoa signs autographs at the LPGA Ginn Open at Reunion Resort, Saturday April 19, 2008.
Lorena Ochoa and Paula Creamer share a laugh during the Annika Celebration at Ginn Reunion Resort in 2009.
LPGA Player of the Year Lorena Ochoa of Mexico poses with her father Javier for a portrait prior to the start of the ADT Championship at Trump International Golf Club on November 15, 2006.
Mexico President Felipe Calderon presents Lorena Ochoa of Mexico a plaque during the trophy ceremony after the final round of the Corona Championship April 29, 2007 at Tres Marias Club de Golf in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. (
Lorena Ochoa of Mexico takes a picture with a fan after winning the 2006 LPGA Takefuji Classic on April 15, 2006 at the Las Vegas Country Club in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Annika Sorenstam (L) of Stockholm, Sweden holds the Player of the Year trophy and Lorena Ochoa of Guadalajara, Mexico holds the Louise Suggs Trophy awarded to the rookie of the year on November 22, 2003 at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Lorena Ochoa of Mexico celebrates her victory with family and friends in the water after the final round of the Kraft Nabisco Championship at Mission Hills Country Club on April 6, 2008 in Rancho Mirage, California.
LPGA player Lorena Ochoa of Mexico poses with nine gold Ping putters prior to the start of the J Golf Phoenix LPGA International at the Papago Golf Course March 24, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mike Whan, the Commissioner of the LPGA talks to the media thanking Lorena Ochoa of Mexico as she announced the establishment of the Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation at The Mission Hills Country Club, on April 2, 2010 in Rancho Mirage, California.
Lorena Ochoa of Mexico tosses her ball marker on the 16th green during her second round match at the HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship at Hamilton Farm Golf Club on July 7, 2006.
Lorena Ochoa of Mexico celebrates saving par on the 18th green during the third round of the Corona Championship April 28, 2007 at Tres Marias Club de Golf in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico.
Lorena Ochoa of Mexico reacts to a near eagle putt on the first green during round three of the U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club on June 30, 2007.
Lorena Ochoa poses for a portrait during the LPGA Safeway Classic at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club on August 22, 2007 in Portland, Oregon.
Lorena Ochoa is expected to announce details on her retirement on Friday at a press conference in Mexico City. Here is a closer look at Ochoa’s career.
Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico
Residence: Mexico City
Family: Married Andres Consesa, AeroMexico’s chief executive, in 2009
Turned pro: 2003
World ranking: 1
LPGA victories: 27
Majors: 2 (2007 Women’s British Open, ’08 Kraft Nabisco Championship)
Career earnings: $14,817,850 (third all-time)
Awards: Rolex Player of the Year (2006-09), Vare Trophy (2006-09), Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year (2003)
Amateur career: Won 12 tournaments in two years at the University of Arizona, including eight of 10 events entered as a sophomore. . . . 2001 and ’02 NCAA Player of the Year as a freshman. . . . 2003 Nancy Lopez Award winner as best female amateur.