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Paige Spiranac is having a big week. The former San Diego State golfer is in Las Vegas to play in the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational. Oh, and she’s also on the cover of Golf Digest’s “Futurists” issue. As you might have guessed, that’s not going over great with some people around the PGA. Here’s World Golf Hall of Famer Juli Inkster via Golf Channel:
“You look at what Lydia Ko’s doing, and why isn’t she on the cover?” Inkster said.
“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.”
Ko, the 18-year old New Zealander who is the #1 ranked female player in the world, has never been on the cover of Golf Digest. Considering this issue was about the future of golf, you could certainly make a case for her.
Of course, the two people who don’t seem very concerned about this controversy are Ko and Spiranac.
Yes, Ko deserves magazine covers, but maybe for now she is content with her nearly $6 million in career earnings. Maybe she’s just being a good sport. So what? She turns 19 this weekend. She’ll be a part of golf’s future even if she wasn’t a part of a magazine issue about it.