10 Golfers With the Most Instagram Followers – Tiger Woods Is Not #1

Published 09/08/2021, 4:15 PM EDT
AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


A career stretching over two decades, Tiger Woods’ name is immortalized in the world of golf. He has helped revolutionize and globalize the game, bringing it to new heights. Of course, he is also considered the greatest of all time, his peak unrivaled. More often than not, popular personalities have a vast following on social media going up to over millions and more. However, as surprising as it may sound to a few, Woods is not the most followed golfer on Instagram.

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Which golfer has accumulated the most number of Instagram followers ahead of Tiger Woods? 

Professional golfers are amongst some of the most popular athletes in the world, earning a loyal following along the way. With events lined up all throughout the season, a fan often gets a chance to follow their favorite closely. The most-followed golfer on Instagram, however, is not a Tour member, but former professional golfer Paige Spiranac.

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The 28-year-old leads the list with 3.1 million followers. Woods, 45, follows with 2.7 million followers.

Who is Paige Spiranac?

A former professional golfer and currently a social media influencer, Spiranac is a popular figure in the world of golf. Starting with gymnastics, a kneecap injury put an end to her gymnastics career. Eventually, she started playing golf. Dedicated to the sport, she entered the University of California with a golf scholarship. Professionally, Spiranac has competed on the Ladies European Tour and Cactus Tour, and also tried to play in the LPGA. 

She married fitness trainer Steven Tinoco in 2018, and the couple is not too keen on getting camera attention.

Spiranac often posts videos and photos on social media, related to but not limited to golf. She also endorses a couple of brands, her large following drawing in a lot of views and clicks for brands. Spiranac also tweets often, giving her own opinion on various matters. She had her own response to GolfMagic‘s top ten most-followed list, commenting on it on Twitter.

As people reacted on Twitter, Spiranac wrote, “Two big reasons why. My golf knowledge and personality”.

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The top-ten followed golfers on Instagram

  1. Paige Spiranac – 3.1 million followers
  2. Tiger Woods – 2.7 million followers
  3. Rory McIlroy – 2.2 million followers
  4. Rickie Fowler – 1.8 million followers
  5. Jordan Spieth – 1.6 million followers
  6. Justin Thomas – 1.2 million followers
  7. Phil Mickelson – 1.2 million followers
  8. Dustin Johnson – 1.2 million followers
  9. brooks Koepka – 1 million followers
  10. Bubba Watson – 933K followers
ST LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 11: Tiger Woods of the United States stands on the 15th hole during the third round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 11, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Woods has been relatively active on social media after his earlier accident, his posts are less personal and more about events or brands. Additionally, Rory McIlroy is the only non-American on the list.

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