Ochoa returns to competitive golf

Lorena Ochoa returns to competition this week in the Ladies Open of France, which starts Thursday at Chantaco Golf Club.

The 30-year-old Mexican retired from full-time golf in April 2010. She is playing on the request of Lacoste, the title sponsor of the tournament. Ochoa was supposed to play a year ago, but she was pregnant. Her son, Pedro, now is 9 months old.

"They've been very good to me being my sponsor for so long, so I'm happy to be here," Ochoa said. "I'm going to try my best. I don't practice anymore and I'm very relaxed in Mexico. My life is very different right now, so I'm just going to try my best and have a good week and enjoy the crowd and the kids, if they come to watch us."