Lorena Ochoa: The Best Dame Athlete, Period

Lorena Ochoa: The Best Dame Athlete, Period 1

Lorena Ochoa is not just the best female golfer. She is also the best women’s athlete of 2007, according to The Associated Press.

No argument here.

Lorena Ochoa won her second straight AP Female Athlete of the Year award in a landslide, collecting 71 votes. Tennis star Justine Henin was a distant second with 18 votes.

“My main goal is to maintain myself as the No. 1,” Ochoa said in an email to the AP. “Therefore, I can promise to keep improving.”

“I have a lot of respect for Lorena. I think she’s a fantastic player,” Annika Sorenstam, the player Ochoa dethroned, told the AP. “She deserves to be No. 1. She’s playing consistent every week. She’s playing as good as anybody can play.”

Besides Ochoa, other consecutive award winners in women’s golf are Sorenstam, Kathy Whitworth, Mickey Wright and Babe Zaharias.

The Armchair Golfer

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