Ochoa Back After One-Week Break


2007 SemGroup ChampionshipTULSA, Okla. -- Mi Hyun Kim defeated Juli Inkster with a par on the first playoff hole to win last year's SemGroup Championship.
It marked the diminutive South Korean's eighth victory on the LPGA Tour, and third in two years. Kim, who hasn't won since, will be back to defend her title this week.
World No. 1 Lorena Ochoa is also returning after taking last week off. Ochoa has won four consecutive starts and five of the six tournaments she has played this season.
Annika Sorenstam won the inaugural Stanford International Pro-Am in Ochoa's absence, beating Paula Creamer in a playoff on Sunday for her 71st career victory. Sorenstam, a three-time SemGroup champion, will not be in the field this week.
Next up is the Michelob ULTRA Open at Kingsmill, where Suzann Pettersen beat Jee Young Lee on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff last year.
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