Natalie Gulbis is considered a sex symbol in the LPGA. She released a 2005 calendar just prior to the 2004 U.S. Open, featuring her pictures in striking bikini poses. The LPGA banned her from selling them at any of their sanctioned events, calling the calendars inappropriate. The USGA was criticized by many for overreacting.
She has posed for FHM and writes a monthly golf advice column for them. The golfer also has a reality TV show on The Golf Channel. She also has lucrative endorsement deals with TaylorMade Golf, Adidas, Canon, Amstel Light, MasterCard to name a few.
Natalie played her first LPGA tour event as an amateur at age 14. She turned professional at age 18 after playing one season on the golf team of the University of Arizona.
Gulbis finished sixth on the LPGA money list in her fourth year on the tour in 2005, earning over $1 million in earnings. She also played on the winning U.S. Solheim Cup team the same year. She finished in the top 10 in four consecutive majors in 2005 and 2006.
Her first professional win came in 2007 at the Evian Masters where she won in a playoff against Jeong Jang. Many are predicting that she will be a mega star now that she has a win under her belt.
We’ve got some awesome pictures from Natalie’s photo shoot with FHM.