Suzann Pettersen Is Ripped, And It Has Nothing To Do With Her Woeful U.S. Open Finish

KOHLER, WI - JULY 07: Suzann Pettersen of Norway hits her tee shot on the par 4 18th hole during the third round of the 2012 U.S. Women's Open at Blackwolf Run on July 7, 2012 in Kohler, Wisconsin. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The LPGA's Suzann Pettersen leaves little to the imagination in ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue.

Suzann Pettersen may have struggled to a T9 finish at last week’s U.S. Women’s Open, but there’s certainly nothing wrong with the form she displays in ESPN The Magazines’ fourth annual Body Issue.


(Photo: Jeff Lipsky/ESPN The Magazine)

The mag, which will hit newsstands on Friday -- in conjunction with the Olympics, which begin in two weeks in London -- features the buffed and burnished bodies of 27 of the world’s most sculpted athletes. Ever wondered what pecs lie beneath the No. 87 on New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski’ uniform (leave it to the fun-loving Gronk to add some whimsy to his "fig leaf"), or whether the WNBA’s Candace Parker has a tat just above her tan line?

Wonder no more. ESPN celebrates the athletic form at

The five-foot, nine-inch Pettersen, the only golfer among this year’s sleek bodies, espouses her belief in physical fitness.

"Everything [about playing golf] -- the rotations, the torque, the repetitions -- goes against the natural way to move the body," she says in the blurb that accompanies her photo (and which you may be excused for overlooking). "That’s why you need to be strong and in good shape."

So, that’s why!

Pettersen joins LPGA Tour colleagues Sandra Gal, Anna Grzebien, and Christina Kim, and PGA star Camilo Villegas, as linksters who have bared all in previous editions of the magazine’s Body Issue.

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