Who's who in golf - Lorena Ochoa


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Name: - Lorena Ochoa Reyes
Country: - Mexico
Born : - November 15, 1981 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
Original Home/Club: - Guadalajara, Mexico
Occupation: - Former professional golfer; golf academy director; founder Lorena Ochoa Foundation; golf course design.
Turned Pro: - 2002
Web Address: - http://www.lorenaochoa.com

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (2): Women's British Open (2007); ANA Inspiration (2008). Total professional wins (30), of which US LPGA Tr (27) and Futures Tr (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

2009Wmn AmericaAlabama LPGA ClassicRTJ Trail at Capitol Hill270 (-18)$195,000
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 Ochoa (Mex). [Senator course, RTJ Golf Trail at Capitol Hill, Prattville, Alabama].
2009Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA70.16n/a
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.
2009Wmn AsiaLPGA ThailandSiam CC274 (-14)US$217,500
Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 26-Mar 1; LPGA Tr event; last played in 2007). Second-placed Park Hee-young (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Ochoa (Mex), who recorded her 25th LPGA Tour win. [Plantation course, Siam CC, Pattaya].
2009Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA160 ptsn/a
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.
2009Wmn AmericaTres Marias Ch'shipTres Marias GC267 (-25)$195,000
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].
2008Wmn AmericaAlabama LPGA ClassicRTJ Trail at Capitol Hill273 (-15)$210,000
Played as the Navistar LPGA Classic presented by MaxxForce (Sept 25-28). Ochoa (Mex) beat Candie Kung (Taiw) 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].
2008Wmn MajorsANA InspirationMission Hills CC277 (-11)$300,000
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].
2008Wmn AmericaGinn OpenReunion Resort269 (-19)$390,000
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 Legacy course combined with back-nine of Independence course].
2008Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA69.70n/a
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.
2008Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$2,763,193see Score
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.
2008Wmn AmericaPhoenix LPGA IntlSuperstition Mtn266 (-22)$225,000
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].
2008Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA314 ptsn/a
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.
2008Wmn AmericaSybase ClassicUpper Montclair CC206 (-10)$300,000
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].
2008Wmn AmericaTres Marias Ch'shipTres Marias GC267 (-25)$195,000
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].
2008Wmn AsiaWomen's World Ch'shipTanah Merah268 (-20)US$300,000
Played as the inaugural HSBC Women's Champions (Feb 28-Mar 2; LPGA Tr event). Second-placed Annika Sörenstam (Swe) finished 11 shots behind Ochoa (Mex). [Garden course, Tanah Merah CC, Singapore].
2007Wmn AmericaADT ChampionshipTrump Intl, W Palm Beach68 (-4)$1,000,000
Played as the LPGA Playoffs at The ADT Championship (Nov 15-18; LPGA Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Natalie Gulbis (USA) finished 2 shots behind 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].
2007Wmn MajorsBritish Women's OpenSt Andrews287 (-5)$320,512
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].
2007Wmn AmericaCanadian Women's OpenRoyal Mayfair268 (-16)$337,500
Played as the CN Canadian Women's Open (Aug 16-19). Second-placed Paula Creamer (USA) finished 3 shots behind Ochoa (Mex). [Royal Mayfair GC, Edmonton, Alberta].
2007Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA69.69n/a
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.
2007Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$4,364,994see Score
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.
2007Wmn AmericaPhoenix LPGA IntlSuperstition Mtn270 (-18)$225,000
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].
2007Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA422 ptsn/a
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.
2007Wmn AmericaPortland ClassicColumbia Edgewater204 (-12)$255,000
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 Ochoa (Mex), who recorded her third straight LPGA Tour win. [Columbia Edgewater CC, Portland, Oregon].
2007Wmn AmericaSamsung World Ch'shipBighorn GC270 (-18)$250,000
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].
2007Wmn AmericaSybase ClassicUpper Montclair CC270 (-18)$210,000
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].
2007Wmn AmericaWegmans LPGALocust Hill CC280 (-8)$270,000
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].
2006Wmn AwardsLow Stroke Ave - LPGA69.23n/a
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.
2006Wmn AmericaLPGA Takefuji ClassicLas Vegas CC197 (-19)$165,000
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].
2006Wmn AwardsMoney Winner - LPGA Tr$2,592,872see Score
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.
2006Wmn AwardsPlyr of Yr - LPGA313 ptsn/a
Ochoa (Mex) won the LPGA Tour Player of the Year Award, based on a points system for top 10 finishes and performance in Majors.
2006Wmn AmericaSamsung World Ch'shipBighorn GC272 (-16)$218,750
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].
2006Wmn AmericaSybase ClassicWykagyl CC208 (-5)$195,000
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].
2006Wmn AmericaTourmnt of Chmpns (LPGA)RTJ Trail at Magnolia Grove267 (-21)$150,000
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].
2006Wmn AmericaTres Marias Ch'shipTres Marias GC272 (-20)$150,000
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].
2006Wmn AmericaWendy's ChampionshipTartan Fields GC264 (-24)$165,000
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].
2005Wmn AmericaWegmans LPGALocust Hill CC273 (-15)$225,000
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].
2004Wmn AmericaBetsy King ClassicBerkleigh CC269 (-19)$150,000
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].
2004Wmn AmericaFranklin American Ch'shipVanderbilt Legends272 (-16)$135,000
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].
2003Wmn AwardsRookie of Yr - LPGAx$823,740
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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