I cancelled my subscription to Golf Digest on Saturday.
Sometimes it's just best to take a step back and say, "you know what, I/we made a bad decision on this one and we're going to make every effort to do a better job in the future." It's the right thing to do and it probably would've been best for the magazine's sales in the long run. There is no defense for not having a female golfer on the cover for nearly 6 years. There just isn't.
Instead, I heard TGC commentators- many of whom used to or want to work for the Digest (no conflict there) and almost all male, other than Sonders- defend the GD by saying their job is to sell magazines and bring in new fans to the game. Are you trying to tell me Beatriz Recari isn't fit? She couldn't sell magazines? And let's be honest, the "it's the FITNESS issue" defense is totally ridiculous.