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Ochoa's lasting legacy may have nothing to do with golf

Originally Published: October 13, 2008
By George J. Tanber | Special to ESPN.com

The definitive mark of a memorable champion often stretches beyond the field of play.

Michael Jordan set the modern standard as a superstar both on the court and along Madison Avenue. Tiger Woods has supplanted Jordan and added another dimension -- a philanthropic path that has elevated his already significant global stature.

On the distaff side, there's only one comparable athlete, Lorena Ochoa -- No. 1 in the world and in the hearts of 108 million Mexicans.

Her coming-out ...

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