The Natalie Gulbis Show Set to Air on TGC

By Golf Channel NewsroomNovember 1, 2005, 5:00 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Since exploding onto the national golf scene three years ago, Natalie Gulbis has captured the attention of both avid and casual golf fans alike.
This month Gulbis is giving Golf Channel viewers a rare look at her day-to-day life both on and off the course, as the cable networks cameras capture Gulbis live and unscripted in The Natalie Gulbis Show, a four-part reality series airing exclusively on The Golf Channel.
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The Natalie Gulbis Show offers viewers a glimpse into the day-to-day life of the LPGA Tour star.
The series debuts Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 10 p.m. ET, following the tenth episode of The Big Break IV: USA vs. Europe, the cable networks groundbreaking reality series.
The Golf Channels four-part series will focus on Gulbis hectic schedule during the LPGA season, capturing her in a variety of experiences between LPGA Tour events. The cable networks cameras will be there when she makes an appearance on a national television sports show; on the set for national photo shoots for both her swimsuit calendar and for mens magazine FHM; and even while she joins fellow LPGA Tour star Paula Creamer for a few frames at the bowling alley.
The rise in Gulbis on-course game has been mirrored by her soaring popularity, as she has been featured in her own swimsuit calendars, photo shoots in national magazines, her own website and is the face for six sponsorship companies, including adidas and TaylorMade.
The premiere episode is a behind-the-scenes peek into Gulbis life, starting at a family and friends barbecue at the Takefuji Classic, and continuing with a tour of her Lake Las Vegas home. The Golf Channel cameras also tag along for her trip to Los Angeles, where she appears on a nationally broadcast television sports talk show, as well as capturing her thoughts on qualifying for the U.S. Solheim Cup team.
Gulbis has her hands full in the second episode, dealing with a wild crew on the set of her 2006 swimsuit calendar photo shoot. She also avoids a potential hair tragedy when a hair-care product malfunction threatens her trademark blond locks.
Maintaining the delicate balance between her whirlwind off-course lifestyle and her on-course game is the theme of the third episode, as Gulbis tackles both fast cars and photo shoots, and even spends time with famed golf instructor Butch Harmon. The show continues in Williamsburg, Va., site of the Michelob Ultra Open at Kingsmill, where she meets another Golf Channel reality show star, sharing a practice round with Big Break III winner Danielle Amie.
The final show continues Gulbis fast-paced lifestyle, starting with a few frames of bowling with fellow LPGA Tour star Creamer. Then its off to a first-pitch ceremony in Colorado, followed by some down time with Dad in Atlantic City.
A new episode of The Natalie Gulbis Show airs each Tuesday night at 10 p.m. ET, starting Tuesday, November 15 and continuing through Tuesday, December 6.

Rose wins; Aphibarnrat earns Masters bid in Indonesia

By Will GrayDecember 17, 2017, 1:59 pm

Justin Rose continued his recent run of dominance in Indonesia, while Kiradech Aphibarnrat snagged a Masters invite with some 72nd-hole dramatics.

Rose cruised to an eight-shot victory at the Indonesian Masters, carding bookend rounds of 10-under 62 that featured a brief run at a 59 during the final round. The Englishman was the highest-ranked player in the field and he led wire-to-wire, with Thailand's Phachara Khongwatmai finishing second.

Rose closes out the year as perhaps the hottest player in the world, with top-10 finishes in each of his final 10 worldwide starts. That stretch includes three victories, as Rose also won the WGC-HSBC Champions and Turkish Airlines Open. He hasn't finished outside the top 10 in a tournament since missing the cut at the PGA Championship.

Meanwhile, it took until the final hole of the final tournament of 2017 for Aphibarnrat to secure a return to the Masters. The Thai entered the week ranked No. 56 in the world, with the top 50 in the year-end world rankings earning invites to Augusta National. Needing an eagle on the 72nd hole, Aphibarnrat got just that to snag solo fifth place.

It means that he is projected to end the year ranked No. 49, while Japan's Yusaku Miyazato - who started the week ranked No. 58 and finished alone in fourth - is projected to finish No. 50. Aphibarnrat finished T-15 in his Masters debut in 2016, while Miyazato will make his first appearance in the spring.

The results in Indonesia mean that American Peter Uihlein and South Africa's Dylan Frittelli are projected to barely miss the year-end, top-50 cutoff. Their options for Masters qualification will include winning a full-point PGA Tour event in early 2018 or cracking the top 50 by the final March 25 cutoff.

Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.