August 24, 2002

Sixty members of the LPGA tour were given a day-long seminar on enhancing their sex appeal, Chris Isidore writes in CNN Money. No word on whether Cristie Kerr attended.

posted by rcade to golf at 06:31 PM - 5 comments

When will the Cristie Kerr "joke" die. Now, please?

posted by djacobs at 10:48 AM on August 25

I hadn't seen the Cristie Kerr joke, gave me a chuckle.

posted by jbou at 11:55 AM on August 25

She's never going to live down that damned photo, I hope she has a sense of humor about it. If anyone has any links to her reaction and/or comments to the photo, please share. The first time I recall an athlete using sex appeal to sell something might be those Jim Palmer underwear TV ads from the 80s. They were considered pretty racy at the time - completely tame by today's standards (I hated them - it was like seeing your father in his underwear). And how about that 70s Cosmo centerfold - Joe Namath in pantyhose, which was another milestone for sports/sex/sells. I found both of these men completely unappealing, and refused to ever wear underwear OR pantyhose again, as a form of protest.* *joke

posted by iconomy at 01:52 PM on August 25

How can you talk about sexualizing the LPGA without mentioning the infamous Cristie Kerr photo? I looked for an interview with Kerr that acknowledged how ill-served she was by a poor camera angle, but it appears that she isn't talking about it.

posted by rcade at 10:03 AM on August 26

I'd also love to know who designed the trophy - I've searched for that information twice now to no avail.

posted by iconomy at 09:32 PM on August 27

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