Pro Golfer Natalie Gulbis
One of the most popular players on the LPGA Tour to Co-Host 18 Holes in 2016
Natalie Gulbis is one of the most popular players on the LPGA Tour. Entering her 15th season on tour, Natalie currently ranks 54th on the LPGA's career money list, having won just under $4.9 million. In 2007, Natalie won the Evian Masters in France in a one-hole, sudden death playoff. She has also played on three Solheim Cup teams (2005, 2007 and 2009). In 2007, she also received the William and Mousie Powell Award, which is given to an LPGA member who, in the opinion of her playing peers, by her behavior and deeds, best exemplifies the spirits, ideals and values of the LPGA.
At the age of 4, Natalie began playing golf. She credits her father as the person who influenced her the most throughout her successful career. When she was 14 years-old, Gulbis won the California Women's Amateur Championship. That same year, she set the record (eventually broken by Michelle Wie) by becoming the youngest player to qualify for an LPGA event. Natalie also represented the state of California in two USGA team championships, and in 1998, medaled at the US Women's Amateur Championship.
While attending the University of Arizona, she won four collegiate tournaments, including the NCAA West Regional. She was named a First-Team All-American in 2001.
Natalie is no stranger to being on TV. Earlier in her career, Gulbis starred in her reality show on The Golf Channel, "The Natalie Gulbis Show." She has also appeared on "Celebrity Apprentice" and "The Price is Right." Additionally, Natalie was featured in the 2012 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
Off of the golf course, Natalie enjoys working out and running. In 2005, she created The Natalie Gulbis Foundation, which has helped her to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Nevada.