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What's Paulina Gretzky doing on the cover of Golf Digest?

April 03, 2014

By Sam Weinman__

__Surely it's a question you're asking right about now. Last we checked Paulina Gretzky hasn't earned her tour card, and the promising golf swing we saw on video earlier this year still isn't one we're holding up as the ideal. [#image: /photos/55ad7902add713143b4295c9]|||Paulina-Gretzky-on-cover-of-Golf-Digest.jpg|||

Nonetheless, 25-year-old Paulina, daughter of hockey great Wayne, fiancee of PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson, is a certified celebrity within the golf world, as much a subject of fascination at tournaments as the guy she's there watching. Now factor in that she's an attractive, fit woman who -- like many of our prospective readers -- is fairly new to golf, and she seemed a natural cover subject for our second annual issue devoted to fitness.

"Sports figures, celebrities and models have appeared on Golf Digest covers since the magazine's beginning," Golf Digest Editor-in-Chief Jerry Tarde said. "Paulina ranks at the high end of the golf celebrity scene today, and she has a compelling story to tell. She also might get some new people interested in the game."

The May issue, in which Gretzky demonstrates six golf-improvement exercises and discusses her myriad connections to the sports world, will be available in tablet edition April 8, and on newsstands April 15. You can see photos from Gretzky's cover shoot here.