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Top 15 Sexiest Female Golfers

If you'll recall, there was somewhat of a golf-related kerfuffle back in the spring of this year. That was when Paulina Gretzky, model and fiancee of pro golfer Dustin Johnson, appeared on the cover of the May issue of Golf Digest magazine wearing a sports bra and semi-transparent yoga pants - attire that would violate most of the dress codes at country clubs across the nation.

The bulk of the controversy didn't have anything to do with the "sex sells" aspect of a half-naked female on a magazine cover. Instead, some people wondered why Golf Digest would put a woman who doesn't play professional golf on the cover of a golfing magazine. The publication's editors cited Gretzky's status as part of the "golf celebrity scene" as the reason for her appearance on the cover.

But this explanation was not sufficient in the eyes of many members of the fairer sex. They claimed that the placement of a model on the cover of Golf Digest implied that there was a dearth of attractive pro women's golfers in the world today who could have taken her place. Angela Stanford, a 14-year LPGA player, said as much to USA Today, noting, "You know the old saying, sex sells... But the LPGA has some attractive women and very fit women, so why not use them? I'm just baffled by it."

Stanford has a point. And just in case you were under the misguided impression that professional female golfers were just stocky, buzzcut gym teachers with a low handicap, you should be aware that plenty of these competitors are attractive enough to do a little modeling in addition to their driving, pitching, and putting.

With that in mind, here's a list of 15 gorgeous ladies who also happen to have been blessed with the talent to tear it up on the links - and get paid for doing so.

15 Michelle Wie

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14 Demi Runas

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13 Lexi Thompson

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12 Sandra Gal

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11 Cristie Kerr

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10 Sara Brown

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9 Paula Creamer

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8 Sharmila Nicollet

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7 Blair O' Neal

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6 Danielle Montgomery

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5 Kathleen Ekey

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4 Belen Mozo

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3 Beatriz Recari

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2 Maria Balikoeva 

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1 Natalie Gulbis

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Being featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in nothing but body paint, getting your own reality show on the Golf Channel, and having your 2005 swimsuit calendar banned from being sold at the U.S. Open are all the reasons that the Sacramento native tops this list. Gulbis, who has been on the LPGA Tour since 2002, only has one victory on that circuit (from 2007). But she has still earned some $4.8 million in winnings for playing golf on the LPGA Tour. Too bad she went and married a former Yale quarterback last year.

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