Golf Digest Cover Model Rubs Some LPGAers Wrong

Paige Spiranac is no stranger to controversy. From her social media accounts to sponsor invites, the social media star has been a lightening rod for conversation around the women’s game.

Given her broad appeal and good looks, it’s no surprise that Golf Digest decided to put Spiranac on the cover of their May issue. Some in the game, however, aren’t as thrilled with the magazine’s choice.


With Spiranac the featured model in Golf Digest’s package on “Futurists,” the “innovators and influencers changing the game,” LPGA Hall of Famer Juli Inkster noticed who wasn’t on the cover.

“You look at what Lydia Ko’s doing, and why isn’t she on the cover?” Inkster said.

Ko has yet to be featured on a Golf Digest 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,” Inkster said. “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.”

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