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Gulbis Out With Malaria, Again

Natalie Gulbis withdrew from this week’s LPGA Founders Cup event due to an illness that her management team confirmed was malaria.

The 30-year-old pro said she was "bummed" to miss the tournament at the Wildfire Golf Club in a Wednesday tweet to her more than 143,000 followers.

"I am bummed to not be able to play this weeks LPGA Event in Arizona and appreciate all the sweet comments on Twitter from everyone..."

Gulbis became ill with flu-like symptoms in Asia two weeks ago and pulled out of the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore after the first round.

“Natalie originally became ill in Singapore and she was treated and medically cleared to fly home,” the LPGA and IMG said in a joint 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.“

Gulbis is resting and hopes to return for the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the first LPGA major of the season, in early April.