ESPN’s “Bodies” issue drops in October, but everyone’s already talking about Christina Kim, Sandra Gal and Anna Grzebien, who decided to strip down for it. Thing is, they could have devoted more space to LPGA women not including the obvious choices (Gulbis, Rawson, etc.). If ESPN decides to make this an annual issue, here are five more candidates whose body parts should be considered for next year.
Erica Blasberg, 25 — This former Arizona Wildcat was named 2003 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and a two-time All-American before she bolted after her sophomore year to turn pro. She’s soft-spoken with a good sense of humor, but feisty on the course, where she can throw a club farther than Tiger. On her website it says, “She enjoys running, reading magazines and shopping.” She forgot “partying.” She is also already a fixture on the Vegas club circuit.
Paula Creamer, 22 — The Pink Panther is one of the best players on the planet. She has 8 career victories and was the 2005 Rookie of the Year. She’s also a 3-time member of the US Solheim Cup. And, she’s limber! “I love doing cartwheels, handsprings, and most tumbling.”
Kim Hall, 28 — This classic blonde bombshell is a Stanford graduate, where she was a three-time member of the All-Pac-10 Team. She lives in Vegas in the off-season but unlike most professional golfers, she does not have a gambling problem.
Jeehae Lee, 26 — The beautiful, brilliant Yale grad didn’t take the normal route to the LPGA. She had secured an investment banking job in Hong Kong, but ditched it to become a professional golfer. She’s fluent in three languages — Korean, Mandarin Chinese and English. She can bark better than any dog. Apparently she can pick up large objects with her toes.
Paige Mackenzie, 26 —An All-American at the University of Washington, she ended her senior year ranked the top amateur in the country. She was also a member of the 2006 Curtis Cup Team. She has an IQ of like a gazillion and gives excellent dating advice. She’s a big sports junkie and won’t date a guy that knows less than her. Plus, she has an award-winning butt.