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The Hottest Of The Hot

A collection of photos of LPGA star Sandra Gal, the winner of GolfDigest.com's Hottest Golfer Contest
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January 17, 2012
Sandra Gal

The people have spoken, and spoken quite loudly. Our inaugural GolfDigest.com Hottest Golfer contest featured several down-to-the-wire matches since it began in November, but the final proved to be a laugher, with women's winner Sandra Gal running away from Rickie Fowler in our concluding Battle of the Sexes. Gal received more than 80,000 votes to earn the distinction as the fairest golfer of them all -- a testament to our user demographics (more men voting for Gal than women voting for Fowler), the power of social media (Gal actively recruited voters on Twitter), but most of all, Gal, a 26-year-old German who is looking to build off her first LPGA win in last year's Kia Classic. Gal's win in the Hottest Golfer contest might not have counted toward the official money list, but it certainly can't hurt her self esteem. -- Sam Weinman

Sandra Gal

In 2009, Gal posed nude with fellow LPGA players Christina Kim and Anna Grezbien for ESPN Magazine's annual "Body Issue".
Photo courtesy of ESPN
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