Lorena Ochoa (Guadalajara, Mexico 1981 - ), Mexican golf player. She played on the U. S. based LPGA Tour. She was one of the LPGA's top players. Lorena is regarded as the best Mexican golfer of all time. She was presented with Mexico's National Sports Award in 2002. In 2003 she was the LPGA Rookie of the Year and the recipient of the Nancy Lopez Award (for the world's most outstanding female amateur). In 2005, she won the Wegman's Rochester LPGA. Lorena also won the 2006 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year Award and won the 2006 LPGA Player of the Year Award. In 2007 she became the World No. 1 ranked woman golfer.
Lorena started playing the game when she was 5.
“Today is one of the most special days in my life," said Lorena Ochoa. "I am extremely happy about becoming number one on the Rolex Rankings and the number one player in the world, something that I have dreamed about since I was little". April 23 , 2007.
On Apr 20, 2008, Ochoa became Ladies Professional Golf Association's 1st in 45 years to win four tournaments in consecutive weeks. Greg Allen, University of Arizona women's golf coach: "As good as Lorena Ochoa is at golf, she is 10 times as good a person off the golf course. Everyone who has ever encountered Lorena loves her."
Lorena Ochoa is involved in promoting youth golf in her home country.
She retired from professional golf in 2010. Her last tournament was the Tres Marias event outside of Mexico City.