‘It’s Kind of Funny That She’s All For Women’: Golf Beauty Paige Spiranac Lashed Out at a Renowned Journalist for Her Demeaning Comments in 2017

Published 11/02/2022, 9:00 AM EDT

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Golf internet sensation, Paige Spiranac, who has over 3.6 million followers online, once called out ESPN personality, Sarah Spain. The comments by Spain on Barstool Radio about Spiranac were not tasteful, and hence the former golfer decided to call her out on it with a firm response. Appearing on a SiriusXM show to discuss the wake of Barstool’s controversy with Sam Ponder, Spiranac cleared that something Spain said on ‘Around The Horn’, bothered her.

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The golf beauty retired from professional golf in 2016 and has become an internet influencer. She has been the victim of online trolling and body shaming many times. Her comment sections have several nasty comments, which prove to be hurtful for Spiranac. Let’s find out what happened years ago, which made the golf beauty call out Spain publicly.

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Why did Paige Spiranac call out Spain?

Paige Spiranac is a powerful soul. She always takes a stand against bullies and trolls and cannot stand disrespect. So it is not a surprise that Spiranac called out Spain for her offensive comments.

Being part of influencer culture, many women tend to take a dig at the former golfer. They attack and try to pull her down. However, Spiranac has always defended her, and the comments by Spain got on her nerves. The internet influencer said she was upset that Spain pointed her out for becoming famous by taking off her clothes on Instagram. Quoting Spain, the golf beauty said, “she said on the Golf Digest cover that I got, that I only got it because I take my clothes off on Instagram.”

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Spiranac found it funny how Spain being a woman, tried to undermine another woman. It was not appropriate to be a woman journalist, then say something like that. She said, “it’s kind of funny that she’s all for women and yet she turns around.” The ex golfer also pointed out that she does a lot for the golf world and sports, which people do not talk about. However, it is not her fault that people overlook her golf services. However, this all started because Golf Digest chose Spiranac on the cover page of the May 2016 issue. 

How did Spain react to Spiranac’s calling out?

Spain addressed the calling out and cleared that it was the beef with golf digest, not the ex-golfer, and she did not have any hard feelings. The ESPN personality accepted that she misspoke, and apologized. Post that, she has been defending Spiranac. In a tweet, she wrote“My beef was w/ Golf Digest, not her. I apologized for misspeaking & have since defended her.”

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Watch this story- Paige Spiranac Hailed Olympic Legend Michael Phelps for His Courageous Act in 2018

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Written by:

Saumya Yashawant

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A Commerce graduate who turned her passion into her profession, Saumya is a Golf writer at Essentially Sports. Having developed the love for the sport at a very young age, she watched Tiger Woods and caught inspiration from his legacy early on. Apart from Woods, she shares great admiration for her country's players like Vishwanathan Anand and Neeraj Chopra.
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Manaal Siddiqui

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