Lorena Ochoa’s husband, Aeromexico CEO Andres Conesa, will tote her bag as caddie this week at the Lorena Ochoa Invitational in Guadalajara, Mexico.
“It will be a good experience for both of us, and I feel it’s very important for us to share this week inside the ropes,” Ochoa’s quoted saying in LPGA tournament notes from the event Tuesday. “We will enjoy it, and if we make a few mistakes, we will laugh about it together and hopefully go make a lot of birdies together.”
Ochoa’s making a cameo appearance on a sponsor's exemption this week as host of her own event a little more than six months after she announced she was retiring. She says this isn’t a comeback, and she has no plans of returning to golf full time, though we could see her make more cameos in events outside Mexico in the future. She married Conesa in December of last year and retired in part to devote herself more fully to her husband and family.
With a win at the Mission Hills Star Trophy celebrity pro-am in China almost two weeks ago, Ochoa will be trying to win her 28th LPGA title.
“It was good for the media and the fans to see that I’m doing good, playing well, scoring well, and I think I have a good chance to win this week and take advantage of that momentum and try to do the same this week,' she said.