** Updated April 6 at 6:16 p.m.**
Golf predictions are tricky, but I’m ready to make one: we might be on the verge of seeing another slam in golf. Tiger Woods winning the Grand Slam? No, I’m thinking about a Lorena Slam.
With a Women’s British Open already in her hip pocket, Lorena Ochoa
may notch notched her second straight major championship at this week’s Kraft Nabisco Championship. After the Kraft, she will be a heavy favorite at June’s McDonald’s LPGA Championship, where she finished tied for sixth last year, and she could win her fourth major in a row at the U.S. Women’s Open, where she finished tied for second in 2007. That would give her the equivalent of the Tiger Slam, when Woods held all four major titles at once after winning the 2001 Masters.
Not to get carried away, but next up would be the Women’s British Open in August. She won it by four shots last year. A win there would be her fifth straight and would give her a Lorena Slam and a Grand Slam — all four majors in the same calendar year. Like Woods, Ochoa may be the reigning women’s player for years to come. The Lorena Slam could be the start of it all. (Photo: Ochoa during the first round of the Kraft Nabisco, Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)