Lorena Ochoa fired a bogey-free final round 5-under 67 to earn her second career major title with a five-shot victory at the Kraft Nabisco Championship. Ochoa, who also won last year's RICOH Women's British Open, finished the week with an 11-under 277 total, and has now won two consecutive majors and three of her first four tournaments this year.
Beginning the day with a slim one shot lead, Ochoa, sporting a pair of white, custom women's Classics, charged out of the gate with birdies on her first two holes at a difficult Mission Hills course. After a string of pars, she rattled off three more birdies on holes 8-10 to build what would prove to be an insurmountable five-shot lead.
In addition to earning a traditional jump in the pond off the 18th green, Ochoa also earned $300,000 for her 20th victory, and the 26-year old is already just one point away from the performance criteria of the World Golf Hall of Fame. She could get that next week when the LPGA visits her home country of Mexico for the Corona Championship.
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Tour rookie Johnson Wagner earned his first PGA Tour victory, and his first invitation to the Masters, with a wire-to-wire win at the Shell Houston Open. Wagner wore Classics Tour BOA (style #51384) and a SciFlex glove on his way to victory.
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Lorena Ochoa successfully defended her title Sunday at the Safeway International with a convincing seven-stroke victory. The 26-year old fired a final round 6-under 66 to finish at 22-under 266 and claim her second victory in three starts to begin the season. It marked the lowest score, by four shots, in the five years the tournament has been held at Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club.
Ochoa, who was supported all week by a large contingent of her Mexican fans, began the day with only a one shot lead. However, she took the lead with a birdie on the par-3 fourth hole and never looked back. She finished the day with eight birdies against two early bogeys for her 16th victory in her last 53 starts. Next up, Ochoa will pursue her second career major when this week's Kraft Nabisco Championship kicks off in Rancho Mirage, CA.
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Elsewhere around the world, Thomas Levet birdied two of his final three holes to force a playoff and made a clutch par on the first extra hole to win the Open de Andalucia Sunday on the European Tour. The 39-year-old Levet closed with a final round 5-under 67 to finish the week with a 16-under 272 total for his fourth career title and first since 2004.
Levet wore the stylish black smooth Classics Dry Premiere (style #50793 ) during the dramatic final round.
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Check out Angel Cabrera in "Twist". Angel just can't stop gushing over the FLEXTABILITY of the new FootJoy DryJoys. There might even be a surprise guest at the end.
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