Paige Spiranac Has a Question for All Golf Fans

Published 06/21/2022, 10:15 AM EDT
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – JANUARY 22: Paige Spiranac speaks at the PGA Merchandise Show on January 22, 2020, in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

The entities getting angry and displaying is common in every sport. However, unlike the other sports, the golfers have to be more careful with the way they express as many in the golf world tend to not like it. However, Paige Spiranac doesn’t agree with this mentality and wants to know the fans’ perspective on it. 

According to the golfer, fans of other sports celebrate watching a player’s rage during a tournament. “We love fighting in hockey, the celebration dances in football,” Spiranac said.“But with golf, it’s a gentlemen’s (in air quotes) game, who want to keep the tradition.” 

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Furthermore, she asked, “Do you want to see more emotions from the golfer? Or do we like how it is?” 

What made the golfer question the tradition of golf?

The English golfer Matthew Fitzpatrick won the 2022 U. S. Open on June 19th. However, it was not the only interesting event that happened on Sunday. “Grayson Murray full-on tomahawked his putter, snapped a club over his leg,” the 29-year-old described. 

Although he made the cut, nothing went as planned for the Tour player Grayson Murray. Murray found it hard to get on the fairway on No. 7. The hole ended with him tapping in it for a double bogey, following which the angry golfer threw away his putter. 

If you think the incident was too much, grab your seat! He snapped his club on the No. 10 after his ball went straight into the rough. Even though the incident might irk some, Spiranac doesn’t share the same opinion. 

According to the golfer, fans of other sports celebrate watching a player’s rage during a tournament. “We love fighting in hockey, the celebration dances in football,” Spiranac added. “But with golf, it’s a gentlemen’s (in air quotes) game, who want to keep the tradition.” 

The 29-year-old expressed that she doesn’t want the players to go overboard with their feelings. However, she would like to see them express their emotions more. Spiranac also wondered whether the fans would want the same from their favorite golfers or not.

Has Paige Spiranac ever acted outrageously on a golf course? 

“There’s something about golf that just makes your blood boil,” Paige said. “And I have thrown my fair share of clubs.” 

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DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 10: Paige Spiranac of the United States plays her second shot on the par 3, 15th hole during the second round of the 2015 Omega Dubai Ladies Masters on the Majlis Course at The Emirates Golf Club on December 10, 2015 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

Recently, Spiranac shared an event online while she was on a golf course. “Today I threw my driver 40 yards in the air,” Spiranac revealed. According to the golfer, she did it because of her driver yips

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The former professional golfer believes that the players should be more expressive of their feeling while playing golf. However, the stereotypes that golf is a gentleman’s game have restricted them from doing so. Even if someone does take the courage to do it, he gets slammed by critics.

Do you agree with Spiranac’s point of view? Or believe the golfers shouldn’t show their emotion on the course? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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