Mexican golfing great Lorena Ochoa, the world's top-ranked player when she abruptly retired last year at the age of 28, has announced the birth of her first child.

"We're pleased to announce that our son, Pedro Conesa Ochoa, was born; we're all doing very well," Ochoa, now 30, said on Twitter.

The ex-golfer said her son was born Thursday at 8:58 p.m. in Mexico City and weighs 2.8 kilos (6.2 pounds).

Ochoa retired from the LPGA Tour in April 2010 to dedicate herself to her private life and married Andres Conesa, CEO of Aeromexico, Mexico's flagship airline, late last year.

Considered the greatest golfer in Mexican history, she played on the LPGA Tour from 2003 to 2010 and recorded 30 wins as a professional and 2 Major titles: the Women's British Open in 2007 and the Kraft Nabisco Championship in 2008.