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Ochoa: New policy requiring English proficiency 'a little drastic'

Updated: September 2, 2008, 8:02 PM ET
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY -- Lorena Ochoa of Mexico says a new LPGA Tour policy requiring players to be effective in English starting in 2009 is "a little drastic."

Ochoa, the No. 1 player in women's golf, says golfers are better judged by their performance.

She was asked at a charity event in her hometown of Guadalajara on Tuesday if she thought the new policy discriminated against international players.

"That is a a very strong word. I wouldn't want to use it," said Ochoa, who speaks English. ...

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