LPGA Lorena Ochoa Invitational preview

November 11, 2014
(AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

World No. 6 Michelle Wie will be in the field in addition to seven other players in the top-10. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)




Site: Mexico City.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Club de Golf Mexico (6,804 yards, par 72).

Purse: $1 million. Winner’s share: $150,000.

Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 5-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 2-4 a.m., 5-7 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30-3:30 a.m., 5-7 p.m.; Monday, 1:30-3:30 a.m.).

Last year: Lexi Thompson won at Guadalajara Country Club. She birdied the final hole to beat Stacy Lewis by a stroke.

Last week: South Korea’s Mi Hyang Lee won the Mizuno Classic in Japan, birdieing the fifth hole of a playoff with compatriot Ilhee Lee and Japan’s Kotono Kozuma.

Notes: The tournament is in its first year in Mexico City after six in host Lorena Ochoa’s hometown of Guadalajara. Ochoa won 27 LPGA Tour titles. She retired in 2010. … Top-ranked Inbee Park is in the 36-player field along with No. 2 Lewis, No. 3 Lydia Ko, No. 4 Suzann Pettersen, No. 5 Shanshan Feng, No. 6 Michelle Wie, No. 7 So Yeon Ryu and No. 10 Thompson. Wie won the 2009 event for her first LPGA Tour victory. … The season-ending CME Group Tour Championship is next week in Naples, Florida.