Paige Spiranac has quickly become one of the leading voices in the golfing world.
She is considered the No. 1 most followed and interacted with personality in the social media world of golf. She has almost 3 million followers on her Instagram account and nearly 400,000 Twitter followers.
Spiranac also is the host of her podcast, “Playing A Round With Paige Renee.” It is one of the top-ranked golfing podcasts every week. She also recently started a new job as an on-air talent and brand ambassador for PointsBet.
With her large following and interactions, it’s no surprise that she’s making more than a lot of other names in golf through social media. That even includes Tiger Woods.
Paige Spiranac Makes More Than Tiger Woods on Instagram
According to the 2021 Sport Social Media Rich List, she is the highest earning golfer. She makes $14,072 per post. This means that she’s making more than both Tiger Woods and Roy Mcllroy. They make $11,646 and $10,190, respectively.
She also has more followers than both of the professional golfers. In other sports, some of the most followed athletes include LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Odell Beckham Jr.
Paige Spiranac has used her platform to talk about her love of golf and to analyze it with golf fans. It is also a platform to talk about anti-cyberbullying, women’s empowerment, body positivity, and inclusivity in sports.
According to Cision PR Newswire, Spiranac has over eight million people following her across all platforms. Her Instagram videos in 2020 had over 33.26 million views. She has over 100 million unique video views across YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram in 2020 as well.
Spiranac has also collaborated with other brands on social media. She worked with 18 Birdies for example, which is a golf tracking app.
Women in Golf
According to Rivers Edge Golf Bend, there are about 30 million people who play golf. However, a whopping 77% of those people happen to be male. That means less than a quarter of those playing are female.
That’s what makes Paige Spiranac’s success on social media, discussing a male dominated sport, that much more important.
According to Professional Golfers Career College, the first U.S. Women’s Amateur was in 1895. Lucy Barnes Brown won the title. Women slowly started to get more involved in the sport at the turn of the century.
The first professional golfer was Helen Hicks in 1934. Kathy Whitworth was the first female golfer to reach $1 million in earnings.