Keith Paul, a spokesman for the Henderson Police Department, told FoxNews.com that authorities responded to a 911 call and were dispatched to Blasberg's three-bedroom home at around 3 p.m. on Sunday. Paul said the emergency call came from someone inside her home, but he would not identify the caller (AP).
According to authorities, no cause of death has been disclosed and it's not immediately clear if foul play was involved in Blasberg's death (AP).
In her only start this season, Blasberg tied for 44th two weeks ago at the Tres Marias Championship in Morelia, Mexico (Reuters).
Greg Allen, the former coach at the University of Arizona, remembers a fiery competitor whom the Wildcats affectionately called “Skip.” When Blasberg showed up to her first workout as a freshman in 2002, the trainer asked the team to warm up by skipping around the track. Blasberg didn’t know how to skip.
Blasberg was a decorated collegian, winning six tournaments in two years. She was named Golfweek’s 2003 Player of the Year after finishing the season No. 1 in the rankings. She also was ’03 NGCA Freshman of the Year, Pac-10 Player of the Year and competed on the victorious 2004 Curtis Cup team.
Blasberg tended to keep to herself on tour, with Allen noting that it as hard for anyone to "get close to Skip." (LPGA.com)
While Blasberg never made the professional splash she hoped for, she did enjoy her stint as the face of Puma Golf, appearing in a television commercial. She also represented Cleveland Golf and Casio.
The California native turned professional in June 2004, posting four top-10s in eight starts on the Duramed Futures Tour, including a victory at the Lacona Savings Bank Futures Golf Classic. She qualified for the LPGA later that fall.
Blasberg was a six-year tour pro and according to her agent, Chase Callahan "She lived out her dream of playing professional golf on the highest level on the LPGA Tour, allowing her to help inspire others.".
Nevada police are investigating the death of 25-year-old professional golfer Erica Blasberg, whose body was found Sunday inside her home in a suburb of Las Vegas.