Natalie Anne Gulbis born January 7, 1983, is an American professional golfer, who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour.
Gulbis was born and raised in the Sacramento, California area. She has Latvian ancestry.
Gulbis started finding interest in the game at the early age of four. By the time she reached age seven, she had won her first tournament, and at age ten, she reports she was breaking par.
She played in her first LPGA Tour event in 1997 as an amateur at the age of 14. Gulbis was the top player on the boys’ golf team at Granite Bay High School and graduated at age 16.
At the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament in October 2001 at Daytona Beach, Florida, Gulbis finished tied for third to earn her card for the 2002 season.
Her first professional win came at the July 2007 Evian Masters in France, where she defeated Jeong Jang in a playoff. Gulbis tapped in for a two-putt birdie on the first extra hole to claim the winner’s prize of $450,000.
Gulbis has played on three victorious U.S. Solheim Cup teams – 2005, 2007, and 2009