Belen Mozo of the LPGA Tour

Portrait of LPGA golfer Belen Mozo
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In the early 2000-aughts into the 2010s, a steady stream of golfers from Spain moved into the professional ranks of women's golf. Belen Mozo was in the vanguard of that movement. Following a collegiate career at the University of Southern California, Mozo turned pro and joined the LPGA Tour beginning with the 2011 season.

Check out the following images of the glamorous golfer, and in the text we'll explore some of Mozo's top achievements to date — as well as reveal her pro athlete boyfriend and that time she posed nude.


Belen Mozo's LPGA Rookie Season

Belen Mozo of Spain poses for a portrait at the Industry Hills Golf Club in the City of Industry, California
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Belen Mozo, above, poses during an LPGA photo shoot in March of 2011. And that was an important year for Mozo, because it was her first year as a member of the LPGA Tour. Mozo quickly became known as one of the most stylish golfers on the LPGA.

Her best finish that rookie season on the LPGA Tour was a tie for fifth at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.


She Turned Pro in 2010

Belen Mozo of Spain attends a red carpet event as a part of the Mission Hills Star Trophy tournament at Mission Hills Resort in Haikou, China
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This image sees Mozo pictured while in China in 2010 for the The Mission Hills Star Trophy, a tournament that brought together major stars in golf with stars from entertainment. Mozo received an invitation to play in that despite only recently turning pro.

Later that year she played in the LPGA Qualifying School, which is where she earned her LPGA Tour card.

Mozo's Impressive Amateur Career

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Mozo was born in Cadiz, Spain, in September of 1988. She started playing golf at the age of eight.

As an amateur, Mozo pulled off an impressive double at age 18 in 2006 when she won both the British Girls' Amateur Championship and the British Ladies Amateur Championship (at the Ladies Am, she beat Anna Nordqvist in the final).

As a collegian, Mozo played golf at the University of Southern California, where she was a four-time All-America selection.

Catching the Eye of Sponsors

Belen Mozo began representing the Greg Norman Collection in 2011
Belen Mozo began representing the Greg Norman Collection, a golf apparel brand, in 2011. Photo by Tom Rafalovich / Courtesy of Greg Norman Collection

Belen Mozo's stylish approach to golf caught the eye of not just golf fans, but also golf apparel companies and other potential sponsors.

In this photo, she wears apparel from the Greg Norman Collection, one of her earliest endorsement deals. The company also featured Mozo in its advertising campaigns.

In the years since, Mozo has had endorsement deals with Ecco and Skechers, two shoe companies, along with a Spanish sangria brand, among other off-course earning opportunities.


On the Red Carpet

LPGA player Belen Mozo of Spain poses at the Birdies for Breast Cancer Foundation Liberty Cup kick-off celebration at Dream Downtown in New York City
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Above, Belen Mozo is photographed on the red carpet as she arrives at a kickoff party for the Birdies for Breast Cancer Foundation Liberty Cup. The Birdies for Breast Cancer Foundation is the creation of LPGA golfer Cristie Kerr and raises money for breast cancer research. The Liberty Cup was a pro-am golf tournament played to support the organization, with golfers competing over Liberty National Golf Club overlooking New York Harbor.

Mozo's Team Appearances

Belen Mozo modeling the Greg Norman Collection 2011
Belen Mozo models a piece from the 2011 Greg Norman Collection. Photo by Tom Rafalovich / Courtesy of Greg Norman Collection

Mozo has made multiple national and international teams in her golf career, both as an amateur and a pro.

Starting with amateur golf, Mozo played for Team Europe at the 2003 Junior Solheim Cup and again at the 2004 Junior Ryder Cup. As a pro, Mozo played for Team Spain in the LPGA Tour's 2014 International Crown.

What do all three of those team appearances have in common? Mozo was on the winning team every time.

Best Year So Far: 2014

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The best LPGA Tour season Belen Mozo has yet had in her pro golf career was the 2014 campaign. She finished 55th on the money list, her career best to date. Her top finish was a tie for fourth, but that is also the year Mozo's Team Spain won the International Crown team tournament.

Mozo on Social Media

Belen Mozo attends a press conference during the Mission Hills Star Trophy in Haikou, China
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Belen Mozo maintains a strong social media presence, sharing many photos and videos. Those include swing videos, workout videos (and photos of each), please a few beach-and-bikini pics thrown in for good measure.

You can follow her on Instagram or follow her on Twitter.


Belen Mozo's Boyfriend is Pro Tennis Player Robert Farah

Belen Mozo of Spain poses for a portrait at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, New Jersey
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Belen Mozo is a professional athlete, and her longtime boyfriend is a professional athlete. But he's not a golfer, he's a tennis player.

Mozo and boyfriend Robert Farah have been a couple for many years, going back at least to 2010. Farah was born in Canada but grew up in and plays for Colombia.

How did Mozo and Farah meet? They went to college together: Farah is also a University of Southern California (USC) product. Farah's highest singles ranking is No. 163, but he's very successful as a doubles player. He's been ranked as high as No. 21 in the world and has 10 career doubles championships. Farah has also played in the Davis Cup for Colombia.

That Time Belen Mozo Posed Nude

Belen Mozo of Spain poses for a portrait before the Safeway Classic at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Oregon
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Say what? A professional golfer on the LPGA Tour posed nude? Yes, and Mozo is not the only LPGA pro who has done so for the "Bodies" issue of ESPN the Magazine.

Mozo's appearance in that annual edition was in the 2011 Body issue. And although she is completely unclothed, none of Mozo's, shall we say, naughty bits are exposed (a draped arm here, a strategically placed prop there). Still the photos are too racy for us to include here, but if you want to see them do a Web search for "Belen Mozo body issue" and you'll find them.