Lorena Ochoa Retires
By kickntrue on 4/20/10
This is not what the struggling LPGA needed- one of their top stars retiring... seemingly out of the blue.
Lorena Ochoa, the world's top-ranked women's golfer, announced her retirement Tuesday.

Ochoa, 28, confirmed the news in a statement released by her management company, Ochoa Group. A news conference is scheduled for Friday in Mexico City.

The Mexican newspaper Reforma, citing an anonymous source, reported on Tuesday that Ochoa could return to competitive golf after her indefinite break.

"It is not a goodbye but a see-you-later," the source told Reforma.
It's funny- you speculate completely differently between a male and female athlete. I mean, isn't the first thing that popped into your head, "is she pregnant?" Two years ago I would've argued with you for hours that she'd end up being the best female ever to play golf. It seems now she'll just be a very good player with an amazing couple of years (4 straight "Rolex Player of the Year" awards).

Despite struggling so far in 2010- she's certainly going out on top. 27 career wins including 2 majors, along with $14M in career earnings. I'd say Lorena has the right idea...

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tlruetz says:
She just got married, may be she want to start a family before she returns.
ChappyEight says:
That'd be my best guess.
harper1270 says:
i really dont think this will hurth the lpga as much as some are saying it will.i dont watch the PGA just because tiger is playing and i dont watch the LPGA just because lorena is playing, plus i just dont think she is as much of a draw respctively to her tour as tiger is to his. i will still tune in to watch the ladies tee it up as much as i ever have and no less because of her retirement.
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