December 27, 2007–Las Vegas Golfer Natalie Gulbis, who lives on Reflection Bay Golf Club, one of three Las Vegas golf courses at Lake Las Vegas Resort, was once said to be the 'Anna Kournikova of the LPGA Tour' because of her looks and lack of wins. But by winning four events this year, Gulbis has done a lot to dispel that label. Her latest 'win' came when she and John Elway teamed up to win the made-for-tv ADT skills Challenge that will be televised this weekend on NBC.
But hey, a win, is a win, is a win! And by the way, she's kept her looks, but now she is piling up the victories, even if a few of them are 'silly season' affairs.
The ADT Skills Challenge was actually played in November, but will be televised this weekend. Gulbis and Elway, himself a golfer who has played a few Las Vegas golf courses, beat out the teams of Dan Marino and Bubba Watson, and Roger Clemens and Greg Norman, among others. The event was played at Fairmont Turnberry Resort in Florida.
Gulbis won her first official event on the LPGA Tour earlier this year when she clinched the Evian Masters in a playoff. And she was a member of the victorious USA Team at the Solheim Cup. And she was on the winning LPGA Tour team of the Wendy's Three-Tour Challenge that was played at Reflection Bay Golf Club. Watson was a member of the PGA Tour team as well, so he has lost to Gulbis twice this silly season.
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