Thursday, April 20, 2017

LPGA Player Profile - Natalie Gulbis

With the LPGA taking a one week break before resuming its schedule in the state of Texas, I want to take this opportunity to do my fifth player profile.

The player I have chosen this time around, may very well be in the twilight of her career, but has been a crowd favorite for many years. I have chosen:

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Natalie (wearing body paint) poses for Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue

Born: 1/7/83 (34 years old)
Hometown: Sacramento Calif.
Resides: Lake, Las Vegas, Nev.
Rookie Year: 2002

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Natalie (back row 2nd from left) celebrates USA's 2009 Solheim Cup win.

Natalie has won once on the LPGA tour:

  • 2007 Evian Masters
Natalie Gulbis beat Jang Jeong in a playoff Sunday.
Natalie kisses trophy after winning the 2007 Evian Masters

 Natalie has had many of her best finishes in Major Championships!

Best Finishes in Major Championships:

  • ANA Inspiration - Finished 3rd in 2006
  • KPMG Women's PGA Championship - Finished 5th in 2005
  • U.S. Women's Open - Finished 4th in 2005
  • Ricoh British Open - Finished 9th in 2013
  • The Evian Championship - Finished 52nd in 2013 (It was not a Major Championship when she won this event).

Natalie and Yours Truly

Career Stats:

  • 318 career starts
  • 237 cuts made (74.5%)
  • 37 top tens (11.6%)
  • Has $4,892,233 in career earnings through the 2016 season (57th on the all time LPGA career money list).

Other Career Highlights:
  • A three time U.S. Solheim Cup Team member (2005, 2007, 2009) with a 5-4-1 overall record.
  • Carded a career low 63 in the third round of the 2003 Welch's/Fry Championship.
  • Won four collegiate tournaments while at the University of Arizona and was named a first team All-American in 2001.
  • Won the California Women's Amateur Championship at the age of 14.
Links to Previous Player profiles:

This week's Trivia Question:   (For those who missed it earlier this week).

What three active LPGA players have won 7 major championships each?

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  1. Great choice of players, one of my all time favorites. I think she is happy in her present role on Fox Sport Network. However I believe we might see Natalie settle into a on course TV Announcer on Fox Network or NBC golf.

  2. Great choice of players, why, because she looks good in a bikini? She's done nothing on the golf course for years, in fact whenever she competes lately she misses cut after cut, all appearance no substance. Many more players deserve a player profile, let's get to know them.