Tag Archives: Lorena Ochoa

Nov
16
2014
By Stephanie Wei under LPGA
Viva la Mexico!

Viva la Mexico!

Christina Kim’s victory at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational might not be the biggest story of the LPGA’s blockbuster season, but in my book, it’s certainly the best one, not to mention the most feel-good (tissue, anyone?). It’s also definitely a fan favorite, as Kim wins hearts and minds everywhere she goes, whether it be an exchange on Twitter or an encounter at a tournament — she’s one of the most popular figures in women’s golf.

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Oct
18
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Architecture

Golf returns to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but there’s one tiny problem — the city doesn’t have a course that can host the competition…yet. Organizers are asking architects interested in designing the golf course for the Games to submit proposals by the end of this month, with a winner to be decided by Christmas, according to the AP:

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Nov
15
2010

In-Kyung Kim and her caddie: double-fist pump!

In-Kyung Kim closed with an eight-under 64 to come from behind and capture the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico, for her third career LPGA victory. Kim was on fire on Sunday, carding 6-under 30 on the front nine. She finished the day with three more birdies and a bogey to finish at 19-under, setting a tournament record. She bested Suzann Pettersen, the 54-hole leader and seemingly perennial bridesmaid (or Lee Westwood of the LPGA), by three strokes.

In an act of good will, Kim will donate her $220,000 first place earnings to charity, half to the Lorena Ochoa Foundation and the other half to an American organization yet to be determined.

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Nov
12
2010

Michelle Wie’s effort to defend her title at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational ended not much after it began. (Remember this adorable post-victory picture from last year?) Wie withdrew after battling back pain in the first round. She’s been coping with a bulging disc and pain from two cysts near her spine, which were revealed in an MRI two months ago. Wie said the cysts weren’t serious problems, but as anyone who’s played golf with bulging discs knows (including yours truly), it can be a very painful experience. Good news is at least it’s not a herniated disc.

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Nov
2
2010

Lorena Ochoa kisses the trophy: a sight we miss seeing

Former world No. 1 Lorena Ochoa never said she was retiring for good. Well, last weekend she came out of semi-retirement and won the pro-celebrity Star Trophy at Mission Hills in China. Ochoa shot scores of 71-71 to beat Colin Montgomerie by two strokes. Actually, Monty incurred a two-shot penalty on the 16th hole; otherwise, the two would have faced off in a sudden death playoff (now wouldn’t that have been fun to watch?).

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