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Pro golfers upset about sexy golf magazine cover

Pro Golfers Upset About Sexy Golf Magazine Cover

A Golf Digest cover featuring Wayne Gretzky's daughter has many pro golfers angry.


The cover of Golf Digest's May issue features Paulina Gretzky, the daughter of the famed hockey player. According to The New York Times, only 11 women have graced the cover alone since 1969.

One of those women told the paper: 'It's like, What do you have to do to get a little respect? I'm guaranteeing you right now, it was not a woman editor who chose that cover.'

With so many upset, the magazine's editor-in-chief decided to respond to the cover's critics.

'Sports figures, celebrities and models have appeared on Golf Digest covers since the magazine's beginning. Paulina ranks at the high end of the golf celebrity scene today, and she has a compelling story to tell.'

A writer for CBS reports the editor-in-chief thought the cover might get some new people interested in golf. The writer quipped, "I don't disagree."

Check out what ESPN thought about the cover:
Paulina Gretzky's Controversial Cover

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rmrmsix April 04 2014 at 3:49 PM

Not enough Golfers even know any of the women players.. and the one's that are seen are WAY TOO WIDE in the hips to be marketable.. All this does is show a female on the cover.. Period.. Good Looking and Marketable.. If Paula Cramer wanted the cover she would have had it.. !!!

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benko11003 April 04 2014 at 8:07 PM

What am I missing?? Story?

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sifuchuck April 04 2014 at 11:11 PM

It's a game. What nerdey gamer doesn't want to look at a hot chick? Seriously, this isn't even a sport, it's a game, like croquet or bowling. And even sports magazines, which this isn't, have hot chicks on the cover and sell. It's a marketing decision. If you are really a golf-nut, then what do you care what's on the cover? You're just buying it for the articles anyway.

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ajpoolio1 April 05 2014 at 8:29 AM

Better to look at her ,than Tiger

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Mr. Surh April 05 2014 at 8:17 AM

Editorial perogative, of the editor.

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JAY April 05 2014 at 8:16 AM

No surprise it is a magazine and they want to increase circulation. Controversy is good for sales.

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chefdorsback April 04 2014 at 6:26 PM

Don't like it? DON'T BUY IT!!!!!!

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root the toot chefdorsback April 04 2014 at 6:49 PM

original DUH

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Danner April 04 2014 at 4:17 PM

A compelling story? What, is Wayne pi$$ed off at her cause she's a well known ho?

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Stmach April 05 2014 at 8:13 AM

I bet Tiger Woods will put this one under his mattrice.

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odc43 Stmach April 05 2014 at 8:32 AM

Tiger probably can spell mattress.

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majiemao April 04 2014 at 4:23 PM

With all the beautiful female golfers out there they had to put a woman on there that is just about her sex appeal....come on.

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