Lorena Ochoa is gearing up to participate in this year’s pro-am at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Mexico City -- with a goal to compete in her own event in 2015 and "a few" events in the United States.
Greg Norman’s pro-am round with Lorena Ochoa was as much about getting a feel for how the other views a golf course as it was about birdies. The pair finished third, by the way, two strokes behind Candie Kung’s group (55).
The third annual challenge will be staged Tuesday at the Oneidas’ Atunyote Golf Club, home of the Turning Stone Resort Championship on the PGA Tour. It will be a mixed-team skins match with a purse of $400,000, and as usual it has a star-studded field: former LPGA superstars Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa.
Golfweek.com brings you up-to-the-minute news on Lorena Ochoa’s retirement. Senior writer Beth Ann Baldry will be at Ochoa’s press conference in Mexico City on Friday and will continue to follow this story.
If Michelle Wie leads in Mexico and Tiger misses the cut, does anyone see the LPGA? The answer is no, because unless you live in Mexico, this tournament isn’t on TV. And there’s only one American journalist on sight (yours truly). Hola.
There's certainly a chance that Lorena Ochoa might not finish her career ranked No. 1. LPGA officials ran the numbers Thursday night after play was completed and came up with several scenarios. The Morelia field weakened after 10th-ranked Angela Stanford withdrew Thursday afternoon.
Lorena Ochoa would love nothing more than to retire on top of the world. But her good friend Ai Miyazato, who shot a course-record 10-under 63 Thursday, could spoil the party. Stay tuned, writes <strong>Beth Ann Baldry</strong>.
Natalie Gulbis can’t forget the first time she met Lorena Ochoa, like a catchy song that sticks in your head. She was 12 years old playing in the Junior World Championship in California and Ochoa taught her the “Macarena” dance – before it became popular.
Last year, Morelia officials printed 25,000 weekly badges for the Tres Marias Championship. This year, with the announcement of Lorena Ochoa’s retirement, they have increased that number to 40,000. And they are sold out.
Three years to the day after becoming the No. 1 player in the world, Lorena Ochoa walked away from the LPGA on Friday. As <strong>Beth Ann Baldry</strong> writes, the Mexican star is at peace with the decision to focus on her family.
Lorena Ochoa posted five birdies to shoot 2-under 70 and enter the weekend at the Kraft Nabisco Championship tied for second place. And, oh yeah, she also announced the launch of the Lorena Ochoa Golf Foundation, which will begin with an academy in Southern California and ambitiously grow to programs around the world.
The 18th hole at Tanah Merah Country Club’s Garden Course claimed several of the world’s top players in the second round, most noteably Lorena Ochoa and Karrie Webb. Both recorded 7s on the closing par 4.
Not a bad ending to the 2009 LPGA season. Rookie Anna Nordqvist won the LPGA Tour Championship on Monday, while Lorena Ochoa won her fourth consecutive Rolex Player of the Year award . . . by one point.
Jiyai Shin had a second-round 66 at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational to take a three-shot lead over Michelle Wie and Paula Creamer. Shin has three wins already this season, and is in the hunt for Player of the Year.
Song-Hee Kim shot a 7-under 65 on Thursday in the Lorena Ochoa Invitational to take a two-stroke lead over Jiyai Shin, Paula Creamer and Mariajo Uribe – and six-shot advantage over the top-ranked Ochoa.