Paige Spiranac Believes She’s More Popular Than Tiger Woods for ‘Two Big Reasons’

by Quentin Blount
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Here’s a question for all of you golf fans out there. Who is the most popular golfer in the world right now? You might be surprised to learn that it’s Paige Spiranac.

That’s right — Paige Spiranac, the former professional golfer and social media personality, is the most followed golfer in the entire world. It sounds crazy to say that, but Spiranac has more followers than the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, and more.

But let’s just focus on Tiger Woods for a second. How in the world is Paige Spiranac, a woman who only played professional golf for one year, more popular than perhaps the most decorated golfer of all time? After all, Tiger Woods has won the Masters Tournament five times, he has four PGA Championships, three U.S. Open Championships, and three British Open Championships. After his victory at the Masters back in 2001, Woods became the first golfer in history to hold all four professional major championships at the same time.

On the other hand, Paige Spiranac only has one win under her professional belt. That came when she defeated an amateur golfer at the Scottsdale Orange Tree Country Club. So, why exactly is she more popular on social media than perhaps the greatest golfer ever? Well, she says that it boils down to two things. She took to her official Twitter account to share a chart of the most followed golfers on Instagram and why she believes she is the most popular.

“Two big reasons why,” Spiranac explained. “My golf knowledge and personality.”

So, is it really her knowledge of the sport and her personality that make Paige Spiranac so popular among golf fans? Are those the reasons that she has nearly half a million more followers than Tiger Woods on Instagram? At the very least, we can tell that Paige Spiranac knows how to market herself.

But fans of the sport have a different idea when it comes to what makes them follow Spiranac on social media. And you probably won’t be surprised to find out that many of them agree her looks and her body are near the top of the list. One follower started off the comments with a sarcastic remark.

“Oh, yeah, the first time I saw her I thought, ‘Gosh! I bet she knows a lot about golf!'” they said.

Meanwhile, other golf fans joked about the two big reasons why Paige Spiranac is so popular. People left comments like, “There are two big reasons and we can find it in the image,” and “Well, those ‘two big reasons’ are quite magnificent.'”

In the end, there are probably more than just two reasons to follow Spiranac. Yes, she knows the game of golf, and yes, she has a bubbly personality. But she is also considered by many to be the hottest female golfer in the world.