Carlos Ortiz | Ep/084


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A lifelong goal achieved for Carlos Ortiz when he got his first win on the PGA Tour earlier this season. He is the first Mexican-born player to win on the PGA Tour in more than 40 years. Currently, Carlos lives in Dallas and shares his story of growing up and learning to play golf in Mexico, climbing the competitive ladder and becoming one of the best young players on the PGA Tour.


  • Lorena Ochoa: Example she set as a role model - practice and work hard
  • Other Influences: Growing up with a competitive father and brother
  • Fatherly Advice: Do it the right way, don’t quit, and don’t be afraid of anything
  • Recruitment Process: Why Brad Stracke wanted to coach Carlos at UNT
  • Special Traits: International player able to consistently shoot low at young age
  • Mental Trick: Truth behind setting low or no expectations to alleviate burden
  • Lessons Learned: Would not change anything - losing PGA card was necessary
  • Breakthrough Win: Missing cuts, make changes to score and regain confidence

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Carlos Ortiz

Lorena Ochoa

Alvaro Ortiz

Jordan Spieth

Brad Stracke

Sebastián Muñoz

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