Ochoa Golfer?

Golfer Lorena Ochoa is expected to announce Friday, she is retiring from golf.

She's a good golfer. Lorena Ochoa has been the No. 1 player in women's golf the last three years.
Ochoa, a 28-year-old from Mexico, plans to discuss details of her retirement and plans April 23 during a press conference in Mexico City, according to a statement from the Ochoa Group management agency.

Does anyone have any idea why Golfer Lorena Ochoa decided to retire now?
Why did she take this difficult decision?

asked by Wesley in Golf | 3447 views | 04-20-2010 at 06:44 PM

For years now golfer Lorena Ochoa has said she wanted to stop playing competitive golf once she was ready to start a family.

Lorena Ochoa recently married the CEO of AeroMexico, Andrés Conesa Labastida in December and wants to devote more time off the course to spend with her new family.

Lorena Ochoa has won 27 tournaments since 2003, including two majors, the 2008 Kraft Nabisco Championship and the 2007 Women’s British Open.

The loss of Ochoa is a major blow to the LPGA, already struggling with fewer tournaments and lost sponsors because of economic setbacks.

The LPGA was hit in 2008 with the retirement of long-time world number one Annika Sorenstam of Sweden.

Ochoa is scheduled to play next week in the Tres Marias event in Morelia, west of Mexico City. It was not clear if she would indeed play there or if this month's Kraft Nabisco Championship in California, where she finished fourth in the year's first major, was her finale.

Earlier this month, Ochoa disclosed plans to open a golf academy in Mira Loma, California, targeting the area’s Latino population. Ochoa’s foundation also runs a similar school in Mexico and has plans to open academies in the U.S. and other countries.

If Ochoa is stepping away to have a child with her new husband, airline executive Andres Conesa, then the chances she will return to playing golf are likelier than if she is simply leaving to focus on her charitable work.

answered by Colton | 04-20-2010 at 06:49 PM

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