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See the Latest Cover of Golf Digest Featuring a Semi-Topless Golfer That Has People Talking

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Scantily clad women on glossy magazine covers are common place these days, but that's not stopping people from raising their eyebrows at the latest issue of Golf Digest.

With only a towel draped over her shoulders to cover her bare chest, Lexi Thompson, who plays on the LPGA Tour, stands smirking in the fitness issue, the rest of her golf attire — pants and glove — present.

 

Though Thomspon, who at 12 years old became the youngest person to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open, supports her cover shoot as "represent[ing] fitness & power," others think it sends the wrong message for a reputable sports magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBS Sports pointed out that Holly Sonders and Paulina Gretzky have also bared a lot of skin for the magazine in past issues.

 

In a recent interview with ESPN, Thompson's agent Bobby Kreusler said he doesn't "think it's ever a bad thing to let the world know that these are amazing athletes, powerful, strong, athletic but also beautiful.

"I hate to use the word sex appeal, but in my opinion, if it's done in a healthy manner, I don't think it's in any way negative," Kreusler told ESPN, which noted a commercial in which Thompson wore a bikini.

To be fair to Golf Digest and the professional athletic women who have chosen to show some skin for sports magazines, men do it too. Golfer Rory McIlroy appeared in the latest issue of Men's Health magazine showing off his six-pack abs, though this image wasn't the cover.

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