Ten fun facts about Lorena Ochoa


Fact 1
Ochoa played on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour from 2003 to 2010.

Fact 2
She was the top-ranked female golfer in the world for over three years, from April 2007 to her retirement in May 2010.

Fact 3
As the first Mexican golfer of either gender to be ranked number one in the world, Ochoa is considered the best Mexican golfer of all time.


Fact 4
Born and raised in Guadalajara, she was the third of four children of a real estate developer and an artist.

Fact 5
She took up golf at the age of five, won her first state event at the age of six, and her first national event at seven.

Fact 6
As a junior, Ochoa captured 22 state events in Guadalajara and 44 national events in Mexico. She won five consecutive titles at the Junior World Golf Championships.

Fact 7
In November 2001, Ochoa was presented with Mexico's National Sports Award by Mexican President Vicente Fox. She was the youngest person and first golfer to receive Mexico's highest sporting accolade.

Fact 8
She was the recipient of the 2003 Nancy Lopez Award, which is presented every year to the world's most outstanding female amateur golfer.

Fact 9
Ochoa won the 2006 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year award and received the National Sports Prize for the second time.

Fact 10
She was very successful in women's collegiate golf, winning the NCAA Player of the Year Awards for 2001 and 2002, finishing runner-up at both the 2001 and 2002 NCAA National Championship and being named to the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) 2001 All-America First team.


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