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Golf Digest Is Being Called Out For A Creepy, Sexist Photo Editorial

04/09/2015 12:07 EDT | Updated 04/10/2015 11:59 EDT

Being labelled everything from "classless" to "creepy" to "sexist," Golf Digest is being called out for an editorial featuring female patrons at Masters tournaments throughout the years.

The 16-photo slideshow features golf fans like Paulina Gretzky (who was also a 2014 controversial cover girl for the magazine), wives of golfers and everyday patrons watching the game.

As Deadspin points out, not only does the story do a poor job of covering this topic — we'd argue this isn't news, anyway — but the title of "The Hottest Patrons At Augusta," is also awful.

Since first reported by the site, it seems like the magazine has even taken down some offensive photos, including an aerial shot of a group of people that focuses on a woman's breasts. Other random categories include "Sundresses at the 2012 Masters, final round."

Twitter users and magazine readers were quick to point out the feature's flaws.

And this slideshow drama comes just days after the magazine released a topless cover of pro golfer Lexi Thompson for their fitness issue, which some Twitter users are calling out as sexist, according to the Today Show. Others (including Thompson herself) are embracing the physique and strength of female athletes in the forefront. The site points out there have only been three female golfers on the cover since 2008.


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