Ochoa making comeback, sort of

Lorena Ochoa of Mexico, who retired from golf at the age of 28 four years ago when she was No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings, is planning a mini comeback.

Ochoa will participate in the pro-am of the Lorena Ochoa Invitational next month at Club de Golf Mexico in Mexico, with a long-range goal of competing in the regular tournament field next year.

“Then maybe after that try a few tournaments in the States,” said Ochoa, who left the game to start a family.

Ochoa has two children with her husband, Andres Conesa. Pedro turns 3 years old in December and Julia is 11 months old. Ochoa also is stepmother to Conesa’s three children from a previous marriage.

Although she said she needs practice and the exercise, Ochoa left open the possibility that she might play more in the future.

“Whenever I feel I have the time,” Ochoa said. “Maybe when Julia gets into kindergarten.”

Ochoa left the tour in April of 2010 with 27 victories, including two major victories, the 2007 Ricoh Women’s British Open and the 2008 Kraft Nabisco Championship.

She ranks fourth on the LPGA’s career money list with $14,863,331.

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