Lorena Ochoa

“I am confident, not overly confident because there are so many good players here but I have faith in my game and I believe in what I can do.

It’s been good to get out this week and see how the course is playing – it’s in fantastic shape. The course is beautiful and the weather has been great to, so it’s been lots of fun. I have been hitting it great too!

With the way it’s set up it’s important to get a really fast start. The par 5s are all reachable in 2 and with my driving I have to take advantage of them especially the two par 5s that open the round. If I am under-par on the par 5s then I’ll be in a good position.

It’s a great challenge here – I love the strategy and being forced to move the ball different ways and hitting different shots.

Also this is my first opportunity to defend a Major title so that’s exciting although I am trying not to put any extra pressure on myself.

Finally, we are all going to miss Annika when she goes. She has played a huge part in my career and has been a big motivation and inspiration for me. Golf is losing a huge name and there is going to be a big hole.

I wish her the best in the tournament as always and want to say thank you for all she gave us, it’s been an honour and a pleasure to play with her. I can’t imagine being in her shoes and playing her final Major.”