The decision to have the 25-year-old Instagram and Twitter celebrity on the cover has been met with some criticism, especially from L.P.G.A. pros. “Who is that?” asked the world's #1 female golfer, Inbee Park, at the Kraft Nabisco Championship.
But Golf Digest editor-in-chief Jerry Tarde doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with Paulina posing sexily on the magazine’s cover, citing that “sports figures, celebrities and models have appeared on Golf Digest covers since the magazine’s beginning.”
He also believes that she “ranks at the high end of the golf celebrity scene today, and she has a compelling story to tell,” especially considering that her father Wayne is an avid golfer and she’s engaged to pro golfer Dustin Johnson.
What do you think of the cover? Swing and a miss? Or a hole-in-one?