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Thursday, April 28, 2011

LORENA OCHOA just anounced via her Twitter account that she is going to have a Baby !

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

HAIKOU, China – Lorena Ochoa came out of retirement and made $1.28 million with her two-shot victory Sunday over Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie in the pro-celebrity Star Trophy at Mission Hills.

Ochoa, the Mexican star who retired last year at the top of her game, had rounds of 71-71 to earn the winner-take-all check. Montgomerie was penalized two shots after his caddie moved a sign on the 16th hole.

Ochoa says the exhibition victory isn’t enough to make her consider coming out of retirement. She says she’s going to go back to Mexico “really happy.”

Candie Kung and Hong Kong celebrity Eric Tsang won the team competition.

The field included Greg Norman, Annika Sorenstam and Nick Faldo, along with celebrities Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Grant, Michael Phelps and Matthew McConaughey.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former women's world number one Lorena Ochoa will receive the 2011 Bob Jones Award in recognition of her distinguished sportsmanship, the United States Golf Association (USGA) said Tuesday.

Ochoa, who stunned the golfing world when she retired from the game in April at the age of 28, has benefited hundreds of underprivileged children through her foundation in her native Mexico.

A dominant figure on the LPGA Tour where she won 27 titles including two majors, she was also known for her humility, charm, friendliness and her high standard of etiquette.

"It was very exciting," Ochoa said in a statement of her reaction when she first heard the news. "I went to the Internet, trying to see what it was all about, and I said to myself: 'Wow!'

"I enjoyed reading about Bob Jones and all of the past recipients. Then I told my mother. Now I just plan to enjoy the good news, the ceremony, the whole thing."

Ochoa will be presented with the award on February 5 at the USGA's annual meeting in Phoenix.

"People love her and she is such a great ambassador for the game of golf," said American Nancy Lopez, winner of the 1998 Bob Jones Award. "And she does so much for charity.

"When she was so busy with her career, she still had time for the people who needed her."

Ochoa's foundation runs La Barranca, an elementary school in her hometown of Guadalajara with an enrollment of 250 underprivileged students. The foundation also began operating a high school for 21 freshman students in 2008.

"I play golf for a reason and the foundation is the main reason," Ochoa said. "That was my motivation to keep playing and practicing for many years."

Presented annually since 1955, the Bob Jones Award is given in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship in golf.

American Bobby Jones, widely acknowledged as the greatest amateur in the game's history, founded the U.S. Masters in 1934.

He won four U.S. Opens, three British Opens and five U.S. amateur crowns between 1922 and 1930 when he retired from competitive golf at the age of 28 after completing a grand slam of the majors.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Lorena Ochoa has qualified on points for the LPGA Hall of Fame, but she needs 10 seasons as an active player to be eligible for induction.

This is the start of her eighth season.

There's another avenue.

Ochoa can be elected to the Hall of Fame through the veterans committee five years after she becomes inactive as a player. It takes a two-thirds vote of the 12-member veterans committee to nominate a player. To be inducted, that player must then receive a 75 percent vote of approval from the LPGA membership (who respond by ballot).

With 27 LPGA victories, two of them majors, and four Vare and four Rolex Player of the Year trophies, Ochoa has earned 37 Hall of Fame points, 10 more than required for eligibility.

Given Ochoa’s immense popularity among LPGA members, it seems certain she will win Hall of Fame membership via the veterans committee should she not put in 10 years of service.

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Lorena Ochoa may announce her retirement from competitive golf as soon as Friday. Sources confirm that on this next Friday she will hold a press conference together with her mayor sponsors, to confirm her decision. Lorena has mentioned she wanted to dedicate her life to raising a family, and it seem that is what she intends to do.
Lorena sought the advice of Julie Inkster, a golfer that followed the same path as Lorena. On December 4th 2009, Lorena Ochoa married Andres Conesea, the Aero Mexico CEO, and moved to Mexico City.
We feel that is is NOT a good bye, but a so long, and that Lorena may comeback after she fulfils her need to raise and grow a family.

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