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Natalie Gulbis, Dustin Johnson a Couple

By January 9, 2011

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(Update: About a week after the intial Gulbis comments below, Johnson said that he is not dating Gulbis.)

The only thing longer than Dustin Johnson's drives are Natalie Gulbis' legs. Now, Dustin and Natalie are combining their superhero powers. Gulbis confirmed this weekend what has been rumored: She and Johnson are a couple.

Gulbis gave the confirmation to golf.com, then added, according to the AP:

"I'll let Dustin handle our PR," Gulbis said with a laugh after confirming to the website they are dating.

Johnson declined comment.

Smart man. Natalie already has him trained well, apparently: Keep your mouth shut and look good, DJ.

Is it surprising that cross-tour hookups don't happen more often? I don't know - but they don't seem to happen very often. PGA Tour and LPGA Tour golfers sometimes share the same coaches, sometimes share the same practice facilities, the same management teams, have endorsement deals with the same companies, conduct clinics or corporate outings together. While they play on different tours (and live in different worlds in terms of income), there are plenty of opportunities for fraternization. Gulbis and Johnson reportedly got together at the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge.

LPGA and LET player Minea Blomqvist and European Challenge Tour member Roope Kakko are together and have a baby; Martin Kaymer's girlfriend, Allison Micheletti, recently tried (but failed) to get through LET Q-School. Beth Bauer and Ryuji Imada dated during and after college. Arron Oberholser is married to former LPGA Tour player Angie Rizzo.

Help me out here, I know there are golf couples from the past who aren't coming to mind. Who are they? Post 'em if you got 'em in comments.

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January 9, 2011 at 11:06 am
(1) john says:

Worst thing ever for a low profile guy like Dustin Johnson.

January 9, 2011 at 2:09 pm
(2) Bart Findlay says:

You missed the obvious partner for Paula — Tiger Woods!

January 10, 2011 at 11:06 am
(3) Dave C caddy says:

Old school : Gardner Dickinson and Judy Clark.
Sort of : Juli Simpson Inkster and Brian Inkster

January 10, 2011 at 5:54 pm
(4) bob says:

Just saw on Golf Digest: PGA Tour rookie Martin Piller and LPGA rookie Gerina Mendoza got married a couple days ago.

January 11, 2011 at 10:06 pm
(5) Bob says:

Tiger Woods and Jesper Parnevicks nanny.

January 12, 2011 at 10:50 am
(6) Le golfeur says:

Laura Baugh Cole and Bobby Cole – Old School. Both LPGA and PGA Tour winners

January 15, 2011 at 9:53 am
(7) Declan says:

Paul McGinley and Allison Shapcott, formerly on Ladie’s European Tour

January 15, 2011 at 11:22 am
(8) tommy 2 socks says:

couple more mentioned by lpga.com — Allen Miller and Cindy Kessler, and Frank Beard and Susie O’Connor

January 16, 2011 at 1:55 pm
(9) Jake says:

Whoever said Dustin Johnson was a “low profile guy” isn’t too sharp when it comes to the golf world. The guy has been on the cover of nearly every golf publication since he came on tour & won 2 tournaments last year as well as winning at pebble 2 years straight. Don’t forget the infamous collapse at pebble in the open & the bunker penalty at the P.G.A. to miss the playoff.

This page needs to be updated with current information as well, seeing how he has since emphatically denied any “relationship” with Gulbis & has professed to be a “Single Guy”

January 18, 2011 at 12:32 pm
(10) Bunkerin says:

Natalie looks like a boy. Sure she’s skinny but she has a manly face.

January 21, 2011 at 12:37 am
(11) steve says:

there is no “relationship”, Dustin sampled the goods and moved on, Johnson contends that he is a single guy, maybe Natalie got the message.

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