Mexico's Lorena Ochoa has been the No. 1 player in women's golf since 2007. Here is a look back at her career.
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Ochoa finished fourth at the 2010 Kraft Nabisco Championship in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
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Jiyai Shin won the LPGA's 2009 Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year Award, but what she really wanted was the Player of the Year Award, given to Ochoa after she won three events and collected 13 top-10 finishes.
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Ochoa was showered in suds after winning the 2009 Navistar LPGA Classic at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Prattville, Ala. The win would be Ochoa's last before announcing her retirement in April of 2010.
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Ochoa with one of her main rivals, Norway's Suzann Pettersen, during the final round of the 2009 LPGA Corona Morelia Championship in Mexico. Ochoa went on to win the event.
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Fans were seeing double as Ochoa prepared to defend her HSBC Women's Golf Championship title in Singapore in March 2009.
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Ochoa won her third straight Sybase Classic in May of 2008.
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Ochoa became the second-youngest player to qualify on points for the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame when she won the Corona Championship in April of 2008 by 11 strokes. The Hall also requires a player to have 10 years on tour, however, which means an exception may need to be made for Ochoa.
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After a flawless final round, Ochoa won another major championship at the 2008 Kraft Nabisco Championship and took her ceremonial dive into the lake by the 18th hole.
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After 24 tries, Ochoa finally won her first major championship at the 2007 Women's British Open. It was the first women's professional tournament to be held on the Old Course at St. Andrews.
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She missed her chance for a major again in 2007 at the U.S. Women's Open. Ochoa had been through more than 20 majors without a victory.
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Ochoa took the top position in the women's world rankings from Sorenstam in 2007.
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Despite her early success, Ochoa struggled to win her first major championship. In 2006, she finished second at the Kraft Nabisco despite a first-round 62, which tied the record for the lowest round in a major.
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One of the first head-to-head matchups between Ochoa and Annika Sorenstam came at the 2005 Safeway International. They both finished the tournament at 11 under par and headed to a sudden-death playoff, which Annika won on the first hole.
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Ochoa became the first Mexican-born player to win on the LPGA Tour at the Franklin American Mortgage Championship in 2004.
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Ochoa, one of the longest hitters on the women's tour, was pushed as a child by her brother Alejandro.
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Ochoa began winning early in her career. In 1992, she crossed paths with Tiger Woods when they both won the Junior World Golf Championships in their respective age groups.
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In the 272 LPGA Tour events Ochoa played as a member, she earned $14.8 million in prize money. She collected 91 top-10 finishes, won 27 events and was Player of the Year four consecutive times, from 2006-2009.
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