Congratulations Natalie

imageCongratulations Natalie for winning the Evian Masters.

For several years now, Natalie Gulbis has been one of the top players in women’s professional golf. In 2006, she placed sixteenth on the money list, and over the past three years has had twenty top finishes. And with her pinup swimsuit calendars, Natalie is one of the most recognizable players on tour.

But she hasn’t been able to pull off a win. With her incredible looks, she was in danger of becoming golf’s Anna Kournikova.

No more. At this past weekend’s Evian Masters, Gulbis shot a final round of two-under-par 70 for a four-under 284 total to get into a playoff with Jang Jeong. Gulbis got a birdie on the first extra hole for the win.

Now that the monkey is off her back, I think you can expect to see Natalie make regular appearances in the winners’s circle.

Congratulations Natalie!


2 thoughts on “Congratulations Natalie”

  1. This was great news yesterday.  I had grown a little weary of golf on TV lately, but will be ready to watch the British Ladies Open this weekend now!  I am sure much of it is show, but Natalie really seems very likable and friendly, and always is very sports(wo)manlike in her demeanor.

    I had just read an editorial from late last year on why does Gulbis get a pass when everyone wants to rag on Wie.  I don’t think that anyone would have put that forward this year, because the distinction between the two, even while both were not winning, and both had withdrawn, and both had nagging injuries- the two camps handled everything about those differently.

    Now those comparisons to Wie and comparisons to Kornikova can all just die.  I agree with the Blogger- Gulbis will win again, and without the monkey on her back, she might win again this year—although she does have that monkey in her back right now- winning with a nagging back, that is pretty cool.


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