Korean-American pro golfer Christina Kim posed semi-nude in photos with other players on the U.S. LPGA, Golf Digest said on Monday. ESPN The Magazine plans to publish a special issue under the theme of "bodies" on Oct. 16 including nude photos of Kim, German golfer Sandra Gal and American Anna Grzebien "covering strategic parts."
The photo shoot took place during the Canadian Open in Calgary last week. Kim recently lost 15 kg in three months in hopes of achieving better performance.
"The women's tour will no doubt get a triple-whammy of attention -- both wanted and unwanted -- next month when three of its players appear in ESPN The Magazine in tastefully covered states of undress," Golf Digest said.
"ESPN The Magazine is one of the premier sports publications in the world," LPGA chief communications officer David Higdon was quoted as saying, "I expect this issue and our involvement in it will provide considerable exposure for our sport at a time when we are ramping up for an exciting finish to the 2009 season."