By Tim Maitland
Article courtesy of Hill and Knowlton Asia Pacific Ltd
The world's top female golfer, Lorena Ochoa, has pledged that her recently announced engagement won't lead to her quitting the sport.
Speaking from her home in Guadalajara during a publicity commitment for the US$2 million HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore, where she'll defend her title in the first week of March, the 27-year-old Mexican, said her plans to marry AeroMexico CEO Andres Conesa in December will not mark the end of a career that has seen her dominate the LPGA over the past three years.
"I think I'm going to be playing golf for the next four or five years. I'm not going to retire any time soon. I promise that. He's very supportive and I promise; I'm going to keep playing. I promise I'll be playing," said Ochoa, who has made no secret of her desire to start a family and who has also previously said that she would continue to play golf when she did so.