Here’s how ESPN news covered Lorena Ochoa’s recent LPGA feat:
It’s been 45 years since we’ve seen someone on the LPGA Tour win four straight tournaments in as many weeks. Back when Mickey Wright pulled off the winning quartet in 1963, both Title IX and the Equal Rights Amendment were still ideas, not laws. And to world’s #1 Lorena Ochoa, admittedly feeling fatigued after winning in her native Mexico last week, but poised to rewrite the record books in Tigeresque fashion Sunday.
Hmmm. Is it really fair to bring Title IX and the ERA into the equation? Newsbusters doesn’t think so:
Huh? How much did Title IX, which has led to the creation of more women’s college athletic programs, have to do with Ochoa’s success? Long before she enrolled at the University of Arizona, Ochoa was already the world’s most celebrated girl golfer, with 44 national titles in her native Mexico, and five World Golf Junior Championships. Ochoa left Arizona after her sophomore year to turn pro, in fashion similar to Wright, who dropped out of Stanford to join the LPGA Tour.