Natalie Gulbis Biography

Natalie Gulbis Biography
Natalie Gulbis (born on January 7, 1983) is a professional golfer.


Natalie Gulbis Biography

Natalie Gulbis was born in Sacramento, California, and played in her first LPGA event as an amateur at the age of 14. Natalie turned professional at age 18 after playing for one season on the women's golf team at the University of Arizona. Natalie Gulbis is the stepsister of American golf semi-professional Mason Monsevais.

Natalie Gulbis is considered to be one of the LPGA's s-- symbols. When Gulbis released her calendar for 2005 just before the 2004 U.S. Women's Open, which featured Gulbis in different pictures that showed her playing golf, in addition to striking poses in swimwear, the United States Golf Association (USGA) barred it from being sold at the event, deeming it inappropriate, though the calendar was sold very openly at Golf Canada. The USGA was criticized for overreacting. Gulbis also posed for the November 2004 issue of the magazine FHM, an issue that also gave away a chance to play golf with her at her home course, the Lake Las Vegas Resort, where her calendar photo shoot took place. Natalie Gulbis has said that she likes the attention she gets, even if it is for her appearance, she has endorsement deals with Taylor Made Golf, Adidas, Canon, Amstel Light, and Lake Las Vegas Resort.

Natalie Gulbis placed 97th on FHM-US's 100 S--iest Women 2005. In November 2005, a reality television show, The Natalie Gulbis Show, made its debut on The Golf Channel.

On the course, Natalie has yet to win a tournament, but in 2005, Gulbis finished sixth on the LPGA money list with over $1 million (U.S.) in earnings and played on winning the United States Solheim Cup team. Natalie Gulbis placed in the top-10 in four consecutive major championships from the 2005 LPGA Championship to the 2006 Kraft Nabisco Championship.

Results in LPGA majors for Natalie Gulbis

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP DNP T48 T58 T17 T3
LPGA Championship DNP T15 T20 T61 T5 T20
U.S. Women's Open T34 CUT T13 T37 T4 T16
Women's British Open DNP T13 CUT T13 T8  

DNP = did not play, CUT = missed the half-way cut, WD = withdrew, "T" tied

Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish.

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