UPDATE: Golfweek apologized Friday for putting a noose on the cover of its magazine and the editor responsible for the cover was ousted.
Golfweek’s current issue features a picture of a noose, a thinly veiled publicity stunt to capture some eyeballs on their magazine.
“Was it an arresting image? “Yes, it was,” Golfweek editor Dave Seanor told USA Today. “We chose it because it was an image we thought would draw attention to an issue we thought deserved some intelligent dialogue.”
“There was a great deal of debate over it,” Seanor said of the magazine’s in-house deliberations, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. “But it was the news of the week, no question about it. That’s what everybody in the game is talking about.”
You got your attention. About 2 weeks too late though. Now it’s just looks like trying to capitalize on sensationalism.