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Mexican golf star Lorena Ochoa retires

April 22, 2010


Lorena Ochoa-photo by Golf Graphics
Lorena Ochoa-photo by Golf Graphics
MEXICO CITY (AP)—Lorena Ochoa retired Tuesday, following the path of Annika Sorenstam and marking the second time in the last three years the biggest star on the LPGA Tour left the game.

The 28-year-old Mexican announced her decision on her website and will discuss her plans Friday. Ochoa, who has been No. 1 in the world the last three years and won 27 times over the last six years, may well be the best-known athlete in her country who is not a soccer player. Read more

The anticipation of 1977 was repeated in 2010-13 years later.

April 22, 2010



By Herschel V. Caldwell

#16-Augusta National-photo by MGM
#16-Augusta National-photo by MGM
It is generally agreed that until 1977, the 1975 Masters was the year that held a special significant for people of color, particularly African Americans. That was the year Lee Elder became the first African American ever to compete in the Masters’ tournament. That fact pales in comparison to Tiger Woods’ record setting performance in 1997 and what Tiger has accomplished in the eleven years since. Looking back to that year, one is struck, to begin with, by the fact that the 1997 field included the world’s greatest and highest ranked player and as each day unfolded–each contender became resigned to playing for second place. Perhaps the Masters will host many more history making events, but I think none as significant as 1997. Read more

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