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Natalie Gulbis — the glamorous pro golfer known as much for her modeling photos as her game — was forced to pull out of the Florida LPGA Founders Cup because of a case of malaria she contracted during the tour's Asian swing. The LPGA Tour and the International management Group said Wednesday that Gulbis is being treated at home in Las Vegas and is expected to be back at full strength in three weeks. Gulbis pulled out of the HSBC Women's Champions before the second round two weeks ago in Singapore because of an illness that was later to be diagnosed as malaria. "I am bummed to not be able to play this week's LPGA Event in Arizona and appreciate all the sweet comments on twitter from everyone," she wrote. The 30-year-old is famous for posing for Sports Illustrated wearing nothing more than body paint. The warm-climate disease is caused by parasites usually spread by mosquitoes and the outcome — with proper treatment — is usually good within a couple of weeks. 90% of the reported malaria cases occur in Africa. LPGA doctors have been consulted and her prognosis is excellent.
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LPGA golfer Natalie Gulbis reportedly withdrew from the HSBC Women's Champions in Singapore two weeks ago because of flu-like symptoms.However, her ailment turned out to be much worse than a common flu.On Tuesday, it was announced that Gulbis had withdrawn from the RR Donnelley Founders Cup in Phoenix due to malaria she contracted in Asia.The mosquito-borne infectious disease...
Natalie Gulbis has withdrawn from the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, the first US event on the 2013 LPGA Tour schedule, as she recovers from malaria. Gulbis became sick at the previous tour event in Singapore, was treated and was medically cleared to fly home, according to IMG, which manages Gulbis.
Gulbis is expected to be back to full strength in three weeks. IMG reports that...
Natalie Gulbis has withdrawn from the LPGA Founders Cup because of malaria contracted during the tour's Asian swing.
The LPGA Tour and the International Management Group said Wednesday that Gulbis is being treated at home in Las Vegas and is expected to be at full strength in three weeks.
Two weeks ago in Singapore, Gulbis pulled out of the HSBC Women's Champions before...