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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[ comments ]
birdieXris says:
wow. That's about all i can say about that. Never saw it coming.
mmontisano says:
i just hope she comes back to put in her minimum 10 years on tour so she'll be eligible for the hall of fame.
wrhall02 says:
She's young enough that she can go live her life for 10 years and make a comeback.

My bet is a baby is on it's way and she saw a new perspective on life. Golf can wait, life happens.
Banker85 says:
she has to be prego fa sho
coojofresh says:
the one thing that is crappy about women's golf. i am glad for her. she is still fairly young so i really hope she comes back after she starts her family, but if she doesn't she will still be great.
chipnputt71 says:
WOW!!! Out of the blue she 'reitres', hope she does everything she needs to do and get back in the game. She will be missed. But what is unsettling is the none of the 'MAJOR' media outlets have picked up on the story and giving her the headlines she rightfully deserve.
HotBacon says:
I'm really tired of hearing about athletes "retiring". You are not retiring unless you never play the game as a professional again. Take an indefinite leave, take an extended break, but don't use the word retiring.
coojofresh says:
@HotBacon i was about to agree with you, but then I decided to look it up. It doesn't used the word definite. I guess conclude is about as close as it get, but I guess one could always change their mind.

intransitive verb 1 : to withdraw from action or danger : retreat
2 : to withdraw especially for privacy
3 : to move back : recede
4 : to withdraw from one's position or occupation : conclude one's working or professional career
5 : to go to bed
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