Juliana Murcia Ortiz’s swing would make Picasso jealous, and fittingly so since
she is an art major at Arizona State. Murcia Ortiz, a senior, was a member of the
2009 NCAA Championship team and was named second-team All-American by
the National Golf Coaches Association as a junior. She has two collegiate victo-
ries, including a tie for first at this year’s Pac- 10 Championship. In 2008, she won
the Colombian Open and was a member of the Colombian World Amateur Team.
BIRTHDATE November 6, 1987
BIRTHPLACE Bogota, Colombia
HIDDEN TALENT I really like dancing, from classic ballet to folklore.
DREAM FOURSOME Lorena Ochoa, Padrig Harrington, Rory McIlroy and me.
WORDS TO LIVE BY Esta vida es igual que un libro cada pagina es un
dia vivido (Life is like a book, each page is a day you have lived).
LOVE TO TRADE PLACES WITH FOR A DAY A professional dancer
or a well-known artist.
FAVORITE GOLFER(S) Phil Mickelson and Payne Stewart.
FAVORITE COURSE Palos Verdes Golf Club, in California.
SUPERSTITIONS Just stay within my routines.
SHOT I LOVE TO PRACTICE Bump and runs.
AGE I FIRST BROKE 70 14.
BIGGEST FEAR To not achieve my dreams.
FAVORITE CLUB 23-degree hybrid or putter.
NEEDS IMPROVEMENT Ball-striking.
LOWEST ROUND EVER 63 (twice in one day).
FAVORITE NON-GOLF ATHLETE Roger Federer.
BALL MARKER Nothing specific.
FAVORITE FOOD Filet mignon.
ON MY iPOD Luis Enrique.
FAVORITE MOVIE “Twilight Saga.”
BEST GOLF TIP Love your short game.
WHAT’S IN THE BAG
DRIVER Ping G15, FAIRWAY WOOD Ping G15, H YBRID Ping i15, IRONS
Ping S57 with Fujikura regular flex shafts, WEDGES Ping, PUTTER Rife,
ALSO CARRY Sun block, a putting arc, alignment shafts and a red Sharpie.
Today it’s about 30 º C so it will be a tough day for a Swedish
viking :) Have ironed my thinnest pair of trousers and hope
for the best.
Sitting w Peter J and Gary K watching golf before we go
on for 4 to 7 shift.Never seen Tiger pop up so many shots
lately! Hank is worried
I wanna steal Lee Westwood’s voice, put it in a sea shell and
hang it around my neck like Ursula in The Little Mermaid.
Very quiet at the golf course today. I guess all the men has
got family duties! Women has got some power one day a
Say a prayer for Tiger’s neck.
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