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Published On: Wed, Mar 13th, 2013

Golfer, Natalie Gulbis, withdraws from RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup as she recovers from Malaria

After denying rumours of a malaria outbreak among some LPGA golfers earlier this month during a match in Singapore, LPGA officials released a statement this week that  Natalie Gulbis withdrew from this week’s RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup to recover from a confirmed case of malaria contracted overseas.

Natalie Gulbis Image/Video Screen Shot

Natalie Gulbis
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Gulbis was one of two golfers who withdrew from  the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore two weeks ago. South Korea’s  Pak Se-Ri was the other. The LPGA said earlier that Pak withdrew for flu-like symptoms.

According to the LPGA statement:

Natalie continues to be treated at home and is expected to be at full strength in three weeks. Natalie’s well-being is a top priority for both the LPGA and IMG, and steps continue to be taken to ensure the well-being of Natalie and all the players on the LPGA Tour now and for future events. LPGA doctors have been consulted and believe she is on appropriate medications, under great care, and her prognosis is excellent.

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As a precaution,  tournament founding partner Scottsdale Healthcare will be on-site in Phoenix on Wednesday to provide blood draw for players, caddies and family members wishing to be screened.

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    […] Natalie Gulbis withdrew from last week’s RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup to recover from a confirmed case of malaria, according to a LPGA statement. […]

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