Who's who: Lorena Ochoa

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Who's who: Lorena Ochoa

  • Name:

    Lorena Ochoa Reyes
  • Country:

    Mexico
  • Born:

    Nov 15, 1981 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Former professional golfer; golf academy director; founder Lorena Ochoa Foundation; golf course design.
  • Turned Pro:

    2002
  • Website:

    https://www.lorenaochoa.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): Women's British Open (2007); ANA Inspiration (2008). Total professional wins (30), including LPGA Tour (27) and Futures Tour (3). LPGA Rookie of the Year (2003) and leading money winner (2006, '07, '08). Held the position of No.1 golfer in the Women's Official World Golf Rankings for a total of 158 weeks. World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2017).

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During her relatively short eight year career as a professional golfer, Ochoa enjoyed great success. She retired from playing as a professional tour golfer in 2010, having won two major championships, three LPGA leading money winner titles and been the World No.1 golfer for a record 158 weeks. Ochoa's maiden win on the US LPGA Tour came on the same day in 2004 as her brother, Alejandro, reached the top of Mount Everest.

Top tournaments won by Lorena Ochoa

2009
Awards
70.16
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Score

70.16

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Ochoa (Mex) won her fourth straight Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Jiyai Shin (S Kor) was second with 70.26; Cristie Kerr (USA) was third with 70.28.

2009
America
267 (-25)
$195,000
Corona

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

267 (-25)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Corona

Played as the Corona Championship (April 23-26). Second-placed Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Ochoa (Mex). [GC Tres Marias, Morelia, Mexico].

2009
Awards
160 pts
n/a
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Score

160 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Rolex

Ochoa (Mex) won her fourth straight LPGA Tour Rolex Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

2009
America
270 (-18)
$195,000
Navistar

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Navistar

Played as the Navistar LPGA Classic presented by Monaco RV (Oct 1-4). Second-placed Michelle Wie (USA) and Brittany Lang (USA) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Lorena Ochoa (Mex), who recorded the last of her 27 LPGA Tour wins. [Senator course, RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, Alabama].

2009
Asia
274 (-14)
US$217,500
Honda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

US$217,500

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 26-Mar 1; LPGA Tour event; last played in 2007). Second-placed Hee Young Park (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Lorena Ochoa (Mex), who recorded her 25th LPGA Tour win. [Plantation course, Siam CC, Pattaya].

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

US$300,000

Title sponsor

HSBC

Played as the inaugural HSBC Women's Champions (Feb 28-Mar 2; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 11 shots behind Lorena Ochoa (Mex). [Garden course, Tanah Merah CC, Singapore].

2008
America
273 (-15)
$210,000
Navistar

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

Navistar

Played as the Navistar LPGA Classic presented by MaxxForce (Sept 25-28). Lorena Ochoa (Mex) beat Candie Kung (Taiw) with a par at the second playoff hole. Cristie Kerr (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Senator course, RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, Alabama].

2008
America
269 (-19)
$390,000
Ginn Resorts

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$390,000

Title sponsor

Ginn Resorts

Played as the Ginn Open (April 17-20). Second-placed Yani Tseng (Taiw) finished 3 shots behind Ochoa (Mex), who recorded her fourth straight win and fifth in six starts in 2008. [Reunion Resort, nr Orlando, Florida; front-nine of Palmer course combined with back-nine of Watson course].

2008
America
266 (-22)
$225,000
Safeway

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Safeway

Played as the Safeway International (March 27-30). Second-placed Jee Young Lee (S Kor) finished 7 shots behind defending champion Ochoa (Mex). [Prospector course, Superstition Mtn G&CC, nr Phoenix, AZ].

2008
America
Upper Montclair CC
206 (-10)
$300,000
Sybase

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Upper Montclair CC

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Sybase

Played as the Sybase Classic presented by ShopRite (May 15-18). Second-placed Morgan Pressel (USA), Catriona Matthew (Scot), Brittany Lang (USA), Na Yeon Choi (S Kor) and Sophie Gustafson (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Ochoa (Mex), who won this event for the third straight year. Reduced to 54 holes due to heavy rain. [Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, New Jersey].

2008
America
267 (-25)
$195,000
Corona

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

267 (-25)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Corona

Played as the Corona Championship (April 10-13). Second-placed Song-Hee Kim (S Kor) finished 11 shots behind Ochoa (Mex), who recorded her third LPGA Tour win in as many weeks, and fourth win in five starts in 2008. [GC Tres Marias, Morelia, Mexico].

2008
Awards
69.70
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Score

69.70

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Ochoa (Mex) won her third straight Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Annika Sorenstam (Swe) was second with 70.47; Paula Creamer (USA) was third with 70.56.

2008
Awards
$2,763,193
see Score
ADT

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Score

$2,763,193

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

ADT

Ochoa (Mex) won her third straight LPGA Tour Money List, with 2008 season earnings of $2,763,193 on the Tour. Paula Creamer (USA) was second with $1,823,992; Yani Tseng (Taiw) was third with $1,752,086.

2008
Awards
314 pts
n/a
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Score

314 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Rolex

Ochoa (Mex) won her third straight LPGA Tour Rolex Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

2008
Majors
277 (-11)
$300,000
Kraft Nabisco

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$300,000

Title sponsor

Kraft Nabisco

Played as the Kraft Nabisco Championship (37th) (April 3-6). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) and Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 5 shots behind Ochoa (Mex), who recorded her third win in four starts in 2008, and her second major championship title. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

287 (-5)

Prize money

$320,512

Title sponsor

Ricoh

The Ricoh Women's British Open (31st) (Aug 2-5). Second-placed Maria Hjorth (Swe) and Jee Young Lee (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind first-time major championship winner Ochoa (Mex). The first professional event for women to be played at the home of golf. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

2007
America
Upper Montclair CC
270 (-18)
$210,000
Sybase

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Upper Montclair CC

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$210,000

Title sponsor

Sybase

Played as the Sybase Classic presented by ShopRite (May 17-20). Second-placed Sarah Lee (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Ochoa (Mex). [Upper Montclair CC, Clifton, New Jersey].

2007
America
268 (-16)
$337,500
CN

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

$337,500

Title sponsor

CN

Played as the CN Canadian Women's Open (Aug 16-19). Second-placed Paula Creamer (USA) finished 3 shots behind Lorena Ochoa (Mex). [Royal Mayfair GC, Edmonton, Alberta].

2007
Awards
422 pts
n/a
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Score

422 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Rolex

Ochoa (Mex) won her second straight LPGA Tour Rolex Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors. The Award was made with five LPGA Tour events still to be played. Suzann Pettersen (Nor) was third with 234 pts.

2007
America
Locust Hill CC
280 (-8)
$270,000
Wegmans

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Locust Hill CC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

$270,000

Title sponsor

Wegmans

Played as Wegmans LPGA (June 21-24). Ochoa (Mex) beat In-Kyung "I.K." Kim (S Kor) at the second playoff hole. [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].

2007
Awards
69.69
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Score

69.69

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Ochoa (Mex) won her second straight Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Paula Creamer (USA) was second with 70.50; Suzann Pettersen (Nor) was third with 70.86.

2007
Awards
$4,364,994
see Score
ADT

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Score

$4,364,994

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

ADT

Ochoa (Mex) won her second straight LPGA Tour Money List, with 2007 season earnings of $4,364,994 on the Tour. Suzann Pettersen (Swe) was second with $1,802,400; Paula Creamer (USA) was third with $1,384,798.

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

68 (-4)

Prize money

$1,000,000

Title sponsor

ADT

Played as the LPGA Playoffs at The ADT Championship (Nov 15-18; LPGA Tour season-ending event). Second-placed Natalie Gulbis (USA) finished 2 shots behind Lorena Ochoa (Mex) in the final-day shootout. Ochoa took the $1 million first prize, the richest in women's golf. The 32 player field was cut to 16 for day 3, then 8 for the final day. [Trump Intl GC, West Palm Beach, FL].

2007
America
270 (-18)
$225,000
Safeway/Coca-Cola

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Safeway/Coca-Cola

Played as the Safeway International presented by Coca-Cola (March 22-25). Second-placed Suzann Pettersen (Nor) finished 2 shots behind Ochoa (Mex). [Prospector course, Superstition Mtn G&CC, nr Phoenix, AZ].

2007
America
204 (-12)
$255,000
Safeway

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Safeway

Played as the Safeway Classic presented by Pepsi (Aug 24-26). Second-placed Inbee Park (S Kor), Christina Kim (USA), Mhairi McKay (Scot) and Sophie Gustafson (Swe) finished 5 shots behind Lorena Ochoa (Mex), who recorded her third straight LPGA Tour win. [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].

2007
America
270 (-18)
$250,000
Samsung

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$250,000

Title sponsor

Samsung

Played as the Samsung World Championship (Oct 11-14). Second-placed Mi Hyun Kim (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Ochoa (Mex), who also clinched the LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award as a result of this win. [Canyons course, Bighorn GC, Palm Desert, California].

2006
Awards
313 pts
n/a
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Score

313 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Rolex

Ochoa (Mex) won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.

2006
America
197 (-19)
$165,000
Takefuji

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

197 (-19)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Takefuji

Played as the LPGA Takefuji Classic (April 13-15). Second-placed Seon Hwa Lee (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Ochoa (Mex). [Las Vegas CC, Las Vegas, Nevada].

2006
Awards
69.23
n/a
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Score

69.23

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Ochoa (Mex) won the Vare Trophy, recording the season's lowest scoring average on the LPGA Tour. Annika Sorenstam (Swe) was second with 69.82; Cristie Kerr (USA) was third with 70.07.

2006
America
272 (-16)
$218,750
Samsung

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$218,750

Title sponsor

Samsung

Played as the Samsung World Championship (Oct 12-15). Second-placed and defending champion Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Ochoa (Mex). [Canyons course, Bighorn GC, Palm Desert, California].

2006
America
272 (-20)
$150,000
Corona

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

272 (-20)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Corona

Played as the Corona Morelia Championship (Oct 5-8). Second-placed Julieta Granada (Para) finished 5 shots behind Ochoa (Mex). [GC Tres Marias, Morelia, Mexico].

2006
Awards
$2,592,872
see Score
ADT

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Score

$2,592,872

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

ADT

Ochoa (Mex) won the LPGA Tour 2006 Money List, with earnings of $2,592,872 on the Tour. Karrie Webb (Aus) was second with $2,090,113; Annika Sörenstam (Swe) was third with $1,971,741.

2006
America
Tartan Fields GC
264 (-24)
$165,000
Wendy's

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Tartan Fields GC

Score

264 (-24)

Prize money

$165,000

Title sponsor

Wendy's

Played as Wendy's Championship for Children (Aug 24-27). Second-placed Stacy Prammanasudh (USA) and Jee Young Lee (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Ochoa (Mex). [Tartan Fields GC, Dublin, nr Columbus, Ohio].

2006
America
208 (-5)
$195,000
Lincoln Mercury

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Wykagyl

Score

208 (-5)

Prize money

$195,000

Title sponsor

Lincoln Mercury

Played as the Sybase Classic presented by Lincoln Mercury (May 18-21). Second-placed Hee-Won Han (S Kor) and Kyeong Bae (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Ochoa (Mex). Reduced to 54 holes due to heavy rain. [Wykagyl CC, New Rochelle, New York].

2006
America
267 (-21)
$150,000
Mitchell Company

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Mitchell Company

Played as The Mitchell Company Tournament of Champions presented by Kathy Ireland (Nov 9-12). Second-placed Juli Inkster (USA) and Paula Creamer (USA) finished 10 shots behind Ochoa (Mex). [Crossings course, RTJ Golf Trail at Magnolia Grove, Mobile, AL].

2005
America
Locust Hill CC
273 (-15)
$225,000
Wegmans

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Locust Hill CC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

$225,000

Title sponsor

Wegmans

Played as Wegmans Rochester LPGA (June 16-19). Second-placed Paula Creamer (USA) finished 4 shots behind Ochoa (Mex). [Locust Hill CC, Pittsford, Rochester, NY].

2004
America
Vanderbilt Legends
272 (-16)
$135,000
Franklin American Mortgage

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Vanderbilt Legends

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$135,000

Title sponsor

Franklin American Mortgage

Played as the inaugural Franklin American Mortgage Championship benefiting Vanderbilt Children's Hosptial (May 13-16). Second-placed Wendy Ward (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time LPGA Tour winner Ochoa (Mex), whose win came on the same day that her brother Alejandro reached the top of Mount Everest. [Vanderbilt Legends Club, Franklin, TN].

2004
America
Berkleigh GC
269 (-19)
$150,000
Wachovia

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Berkleigh GC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

$150,000

Title sponsor

Wachovia

Played as the Wachovia LPGA Classic hosted by Betsy King (Aug 26-29). Second-placed Grace Park (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Ochoa (Mex). [Berkleigh GC, Kutztown, Pennsylvania; at the time Berkleigh CC].

2003
Awards
x
$823,740
LPGA Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ochoa, Lorena

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

$823,740

Title sponsor

LPGA Tr

Ochoa (Mex) won the LPGA Tour 2003 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Award based on a points accumulation for finishes in Tour events. 22 year-old Ochoa finished ninth on the LPGA money list, with earnings of $823,740.

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