MEXICO CITY, April 21 (Xinhua) -- World No. 1 woman golfer Lorena Ochoa of Mexico announced on Tuesday that she will quit the LPGA Tour.
"Lorena Ochoa confirms her retirement from the LPGA, as news reports in some media have said today," read a statement posted by the Mexican's management group on the Golf Channel website.
"The reasons and more details on the matter will be given by Lorena personally in a press conference on Friday in Mexico City.
"Lorena will share this news of a new stage in her life with her sponsors, family members and friends," it added.
The 28-year-old Ochoa, who has been No. 1 in the world for the last three years and won 27 times over the last six years, is scheduled to play next week in the Tres Marias event in Morelia, west of Mexico City.