Golf Digest is in hot water over their latest magazine cover featuring golf social media star Paige Spiranac. As expected some LPGA players , past and present, have voiced their opinions on the matter. The comments are below.
Here is the cover in question:
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I'm so honored to say that I've landed on the May cover of @GolfDigest! The issue has an awesome article about “Futurists” and how people today are changing golf. I know you'll love it! Follow @GolfDigest and click on the link in their bio for your chance to win a signed copy! I also know I wouldn't be in this position today without my social media family. Thank you to all the other accounts who have featured me before and those who follow. I honestly can't believe how this has all come about but I appreciate the support and love more than you will ever know so thank you so much for everything❤️
Hall of Famer Juli Inkster-
“You look at what Lydia Ko’s doing, and why isn’t she on the cover? I know that stuff sells, and they are in the business of selling magazines, but I think people could learn more in an article about Lydia. It’s kind of where our society is right now. I don’t agree with it, but it’s their magazine and they can do what they want.”
“You look across other platforms, I feel like people are starting to take notice of us as players and us as athletes, but Golf Digest seems to be the anomaly.”
However, Lydia Ko, who is the number one ranked player in the world had an interesting interaction with Spiranac over Twitter: