Natalie Gulbis

Height / weight 1.75 m /
Born Jan 7, 1983
Nationality United States United States

Natalie Anne Gulbis, dubbed as the “the Anna Kournikova of golf,” is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the LPGA tour. Born on January 7, 1983 in Sacramento, California, Gulbis started to play the sport at the young age four and won her first tournament at 7 years old. She became the youngest player to qualify for an LPGA event in 1997 at the age of 14 with a handicap of 2. The 24-year old golfer started to play professionally in 2001 and joined the LPGA tour in 2002.

The first five years of her golfing career were relatively uneventful, but she did cross the 1 million dollar mark in 2005 and placed 6th on the money list, all without winning a single tournament. She also distinguished herself as one of the most popular women golfers when her popularity soared in 2004 after she posed for FHM, a popular men’s magazine. She went on write a golf advisory column for the magazine in 2006. She also enjoyed a stint as a reality-TV show host called “The Natalie Gulbis Show” which aired on The Golf Channel.

Blond-haired and long-legged, Gulbis solidified her status as a sex symbol in golf when she released her controversial swimsuit calendar shortly before the start of the US Women’s Open. This was promptly barred by the USGA from being sold at the event, a move which was considered by many golf fans to be an overreaction on the organization’s part.

Gulbis was also a member of the winning US Solheim Cup team and was included in the top 10 in four consecutive majors from the 2005 LPGA championship to the 2006 Kraft Nabisco championship.

Gulbis bagged her first win as a professional golfer in 2007 at the Evian Masters in France, after defeating South Korean player Jeong Jang. Although she has only one professional win under her belt, her career is not lacking in product endorsements, from Canon, Adidas, MasterCard, Winn Golf Grips, Lake Las Vegas Resort, and TaylorMade Golf. Gulbis currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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