Lorena Ocho is keen for a part in 2016 Rio Olympics

By Carlos Calvo / Reuters

Former world number one Lorena Ochoa, who retired from the LPGA tour two years ago, wants to play a part for Mexico when golf returns to the Olympic Games after a 112-year absence at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

"I can't see myself playing but I would like to be involved, either with the (Mexican Golf) Federation or as a coach, travel with the Mexican team," she said in an interview with Reuters.

Ochoa, who retired at the top having headed the LPGA rankings from April 2007 to May 2010, could also play a role in the Rio Games if she and Australian Greg Norman win the competition for the Olympic course design.