Ochoa: a Lady Tiger?

Mexican golfer could complete a 'Lorena Slam'
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2008 11:31 AM CDT
Ochoa: a Lady Tiger?
Lorena Ochoa of Mexico, left, plunges into the lake alongside the 18th green after her victory in the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship golf tournament at Mission Hills Country Club.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Golf fans should have no trouble choosing between the Lady or the Tiger at the moment: The best player in the world today, Ed Sherman writes in the Chicago Tribune, is Lorena Ochoa. With four victories in a row and five in six tournaments, the 26-year-old Mexican has already qualified for the LGPA Hall of Fame and has the chance for a Grand Slam.

Ochoa seems to be having fun despite the pressure of measuring up to Tiger Woods. "This year he had a better start than me. He won those first three tournaments, and I was a little behind," she said. "So I was just joking, 'OK, we need to catch up.' " Even competitors like her: "She's definitely a role model," says fellow pro Brittany Lincicome. (More golf stories.)

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