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Golf Tidbits: Creamer dramatically ends drought

Golf Tidbits: Creamer dramatically ends drought

900 inches is all that separated Paula Creamer's ball from the hole Sunday.

LPGA announces season-long points race for 2014

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The LPGA announced a season-long points race for 2014 that will result in a $1 million payout for the eventual winner.
Teenager Lexi Thompson now 10th in women's golf rankings

Teenager Lexi Thompson now 10th in women's golf rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Lexi Thompson jumps into the women's golf rankings Top 10 following her third LPGA win -- just ahead of the professional debut of another teenager, Lydia Ko.

Lexi Thompson birdies final hole to win Lorena Ochoa Invitational

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- American teenager Lexi Thompson drained a birdie on the final hole Sunday, outpacing Stacy Lewis to claim the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

Lexi Thompson's 67 good for one-shot lead at Lorena Ochoa

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Lexi Thompson, seeking her third career win, carded a 5-under-par 67 Saturday to take a one-shot lead after three rounds of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

Nordqvist shares lead at Lorena Ochoa Invitational

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Anna Nordqvist birdied the closing hole Friday to grab a share of the lead after two rounds of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
By United Press International

Phatlum leads after one round of Ochoa Invitational

GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Pornanong Phatlum shot a 6-under 66 Thursday to lead by one over an elite field after the opening round of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
Ko back to fourth in women's golf rankings

Ko back to fourth in women's golf rankings

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 11 (UPI) -- With two tournaments left on the 2013 LPGA schedule, the race for No. 1 and the professional debut of Lydia Ko take center stage.
Key stretch in Park-Pettersen battle for women's golf No. 1

Key stretch in Park-Pettersen battle for women's golf No. 1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- There are three more chances for Suzann Pettersen to catch Inbee Park and take over the women's world golf No. 1 ranking.
Pettersen moves closer to No. 1 spot in women's golf

Pettersen moves closer to No. 1 spot in women's golf

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Suzann Pettersen repeated as champion of the LPGA stop in Taiwan and moved closer to overtaking Inbee Park as the No. 1-ranked women's golfer.
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Lorena Ochoa holds up the trophy after the final round of the Sybase Classic at Upper Montclair Country Club in Clifton, New Jersey on May 18, 2008. Lorena Ochoa wins her third straight Sybase Classic with a score of 10 under par. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
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Lorena Ochoa (born 15 November 1981) is a Mexican professional golfer. She was an active player on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour from 2003 to 2010, and was the number one ranked female golfer in the world for over three years, from April 2007 to May 2010. As the first Mexican golfer (of either gender) to be ranked number one in the world, she is considered the best Mexican golfer of all time.

Ochoa took up golf at the age of five, won her first state event at the age of six, and her first national event at seven.

An 11-year-old Ochoa approached the professional Rafael Alarcon, 1979 winner of the Canadian Amateur Championship, as he worked on his game at Guadalajara Country Club, where her family lived near the 10th tee. She asked him if he would help her with her game. Alarcon asked her what her goal was, "She said she wanted to be the best player in the world."

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