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Introducing the Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Guests – Part II: Guests of Honor

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The Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf Classic brings together the world’s best Chefs, acclaimed Wine Specialist, world class Golfers and a list of very Special Guests, all reunited  to enjoy of a long weekend full of the most exquisite food, best wines and exciting golf in the most exclusive destination in Mexico: Punta Mita!

This is the second article of the serie where we will be introducing you the Guests of Honor participating in the Punta Mita Gourmet & Golf 2016 and whom will join the organizers to create an amazing event!

083Lorena Ochoa

Lorena Ochoa Reyes is the best Mexican athlete of all time and was the number one female golfer in the world for 157 weeks in a row. She was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco on November 15, 1981.

At the age of thirteen, she was the only player in the world to win for five consecutive years the Junior World International Championship and the World Junior Golf Championship; a record that Lorena still holds. In 2008, Lorena was on the Celebrity 100 list of Forbes Magazine. On May 2008, Times Magazine ranked her among the 100 most influential world celebrities and was awarded with the ESPY Award for Best International Athlete.

Currently working on presenting her publishing project “Soñar en Grande,” written by her. This book tells her story, successes and failures and reasons for retirement.

LORENA OCHOA FOUNDATION started with the Mexican golfer’s enthusiasm for helping people with limited means. Through the Foundation, Lorena is looking to create new opportunities for children and teenagers with social and economic disadvantages, offering them an integral development in education, sports, health and personal development. For almost four years, the Foundation has been supporting different projects affecting children and teenagers in México.

10Craig Robert Stadler

Craig Robert Stadler is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments at both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour level.
Stadler was born in San Diego. His father started him in golf at age four, and he displayed a talent for golf early in life. Stadler attended La Jolla High School. He won the 1973 U.S. Amateur, while attending the University of Southern California, where he was a teammate of future PGA Tour winners Mark Pfeil and Scott Simpson. Stadler finished college in 1975 and turned professional in 1976. Stadler won his first two PGA Tour events in 1980, at the Bob Hope Desert Classic and the Greater Greensboro Open.

His career year was 1982 when he won four PGA Tour events including The Masters after a playoff with Dan Pohl. Stadler won the B.C. Open in 2003, becoming the first player over age 50 to win a PGA Tour event in 28 years. He won 13 PGA Tour events in all, and played on the 1983 and 1985 Ryder Cup teams.

Stadler began playing on the Champions Tour upon becoming eligible in June 2003. His greatest successes came during his first two years of eligibility. He underwent total left-hip-replacement surgery in Los Angeles on September 15, 2010, which limited his playing time going forward.
Very popular with the galleries, Stadler is affectionately called “The Walrus” for his portly build and ample mustache. He currently lives in Denver, Colorado. His son Kevin is also a PGA Tour champion. Kevin turned professional and won the 2002 Colorado Open in a playoff with his father as his caddie.

For more information about the event please visit http://puntamitagourmetgolf.com/.