Usually, golf magazines don't come to mind when you think of controversial magazine covers. 

But that is not the case this week, as "Golf Digest" unveiled a head-turning shot of one of golf's top young female stars. 

Lexi Thompson, the third-ranked American golfer, posed topless on the cover for the "Fitness and Power" issue. 

The 20-year-old is covering herself up with what appears to be a gym towel. 

The magazine actually drew criticism last year with its "Fitness and Power" issue by featuring Paulina Gretzky, who is not a pro golfer but is engaged to golfer Dustin Johnson. 

One critic on Twitter called out the magazine for its strikingly different depictions of women, as opposed to male golfers on the cover.

Also this week, the world's top-ranked golfer, Rory McIlroy, became the first golfer to appear on the cover of Men's Health, with a slew of shirtless photos featured inside.

Let us know what you think about the "Golf Digest" topless cover.