Natalie Gulbis SI Swimsuit Issue: 6 Other Golfers Who Should Be in Body Paint
Natalie Gulbis became the first female golfer to appear in SI Swimsuit Issue. If that wasn't enough she did it in style: with body paint.
Gulbis said to Golf.com that "SI came back to me sometime after (the first meeting) and said, "O.K., we’ve decided we’re going to body-paint athletes. Does that sound like something you’d like to be a part of?' It was an honor, and it was exciting."
Nat-Nat's decision brought attention to her tour, the LPGA, but also this question: Who else fans want to see in body paint?
Paula Creamer is the 2010 U.S. Women's Open champion and has won 10 more times, eight on the LPGA and two on the LPGA of Japan.
The "Pink Panther" is 25 years old, loves fashion and has made calendars with Golf Digest Japan since 2007.
Yes, she's a golfer. At age 25, Maria Verchenova is another young gun. She plays at the Ladies European Tour, and she became the first Russian to get full status on the tour.
"I always like to bring something extra special to the golf course, so if I’m wearing sexier, more stylish stuff like a shorter skirt or a nice tennis-style dress and people notice then great," she said to Maxim.
Twenty-six-year-old Sandra Gal has already proven her talent on the course. Last year she won for the first time on the LPGA when she secured the Kia Classic.
The German player was chosen by Golf Digest's readers as the hottest female golfer of 2011.
Olé! This is Beatriz Recari, she's from Spain, and at age 24, has won twice: Finnair Masters (2009) and CVS/Pharmacy LPGA Challenge (2010).
Recari has played golf since she was a kid and now travels with her boyfriend, who happens to be her caddie.
Golf fans know that 22-year-old Michelle Wie is—or was, not sure anymore—one of the players to follow. She made a lot of buzz when she played with the men.
Now, as a member of the LPGA, she's won twice: CN Canadian Women's Open and Lorena Ochoa Invitational.
Ryan O'Toole has been a member of the Symetra Tour—formerly Futures Tour—for three years, but she caught the eye of many when she was a cast member of "The Big Break: Sandals Resort." She was ousted in the fifth show.
O'Toole was also a member of the 2011 U.S. Solheim Cup team and joined the LPGA last year.