Wondering what its like to be Lorena


It’s one of the simple pleasures of life.

Occasionally, Brittany Lincicome will take a nap to re-charge her batteries.

With Lorena Ochoa confirming that she will announce her retirement on Friday at 28, Lincicome couldn’t help wondering about the human dimensions of life as the No. 1 player in women’s golf, as one of Mexico’s brightest stars and as a new wife and instant mother to three stepchildren.

Does Ochoa get to take naps? Lincicome couldn’t help wondering what it’s like to be Lorena Ochoa.

“I have no idea the extent of all the demands of her,” said Lincicome, a three-time LPGA winner. “Sometimes, things can get overwhelming for players. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be No. 1 in the world and somebody wanting your time almost every minute of the day.”

It begs a good question. What price is paid to be No. 1 at anything, and is it worth what's sacrificed?