If you’re like me, it’s unlikely that you know who ranks number one in the world for women’s professional golf. But here’s a name you should know: Lorena Ochoa. She’s a 25-year old Mexican athlete who’s shaking up the world of professional golf. And Lorena isn’t satisfied with being the best in the world; she is out to break some agressive records:
“This year I want to break the record of the [score]difference between first and second place in the tournaments I win. I can still break the record for consecutive tournaments [won]. I have a lot of goals.”
Last month, Ochoa won the Safeway Classic, and next week will seek her fourth consecutive victory at the Navistar LPGA Classic in Alabama.
Lorena Ochoa was born and raised in Guadalajara, has played golf since the age of 5 and went pro in 2002. She is the second Mexican to ever compete on the LPGA tour and first Mexican golfer — male or female — to be ranked as the best in the world.