World’s Sexiest Golfer Paige Spiranac Succeeds Despite Her Breasts Getting Death Threats

Paige Spiranac may be the world’s most beautiful golfer, which is not as simple as it sounds. She’s attracted a lot of negative attention for this, I’m assuming mostly from fans of the previous holder of the title “world’s most beautiful golfer,” Lee Trevino. Spiranac talked to The Guardian about the harassment she received due to her selection as the starter at the Dubai Desert Classic, despite starter basically being the golf equivalent of a Walmart greeter.

“I was harassed, my family was harassed,” Spiranac adds. “I was receiving death threats, people were invading my privacy, I was being blackmailed. This was going on whilst I was trying to play.”

This behavior was in retaliation for Spiranac… being attractive, I guess? Possibly the fact that she has more fans than other, more successful golfers because she’s built a social media following as an aspiring pro.

Still, the feeling among fellow and former pros seemed to be that she was given opportunities inconsistent with her talent. When she appeared on the cover of Golf Digest as part of a special looking at the sport’s innovators, Juli Inkster, one of her favourite players, questioned the decision while the former pro Anya Alvarez said: “We need to question what type of innovators we want our future generation of female golfers to aspire to.”

Basically, pro golf wants to exclude and marginalize Spiranac because she’s attractive and popular, because apparently pro golf is a bunch of catty high school sophomores.

What’s all the complaining about, anyway?

Beautiful day for some golf!

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Scandal! A woman having legs! She should be ashamed of her body and start wearing an LPGA-approved burqa immediately.

Where do you think I hit this shot? #golf #gir #ornot

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By the way, that outfit would violate LPGA on-course guidelines, because those guidelines are stupid and she’s dressed like an athlete. It’s kind of weird that golfers are expected to dress like they’re on their way to a lunch meeting at an accounting firm if golf is supposed to be a sport, though, isn’t it?

This weather🙌🏻 #nofilter

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I love golf. I love the golf swing. I love learning everything I can about the game. I love practicing. I don't love competing and that's a fight I've been dealing with the last few years. People think that "making it" is just about ability but there's so much more to it. Especially with golf, being mentally strong is 90% of the game. Last year I was beat up mentally and was dealing with more than anyone could imagine behind closed doors. It took a toll on me and I started to hate this game I love so dearly. I played around 20 tournaments, made money in all but 2 and got a win as my first year as a pro. However I hated every second of it and was having breakdowns because of all the harassment, death threats, and other problems I wish to keep private. This year I have taken some time off from competing to focus on myself and my passions which is being an ambassador for cyberbullying, doing clinics for young girls and boys, and creating fun videos to hopefully help grow the game. Within this time I've been grinding on my swing and fitness and it's by far the best my swing as felt ever. I appreciate all the support and thank you for following my journey! I always try to be as honest as possible about what I'm going through in hopes I can help others but also show that no matter how perfect or easy someone's life might appear on social media that we are all dealing with our own personal battles. Again thank you for following and always making my day better with every positive comment☺️😘❤️

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She has a better drive than I do, that’s for sure.

Look, Spiranac gets a lot of attention, and her 1.2 million Instagram followers is probably way higher than the number of people who would watch a golf tournament on television.

You’ll also be able to catch Spiranac in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue this year.

This was such a hard secret to keep! But I’m so honored and humbled to be included in #SISwim 2018! This issue is about self-love, empowering women, body positivity, and encouraging everyone to be kind. Women face so much pressure every. single. day. to look, act, and talk a certain way, and it is so difficult trying to figure out what you “can” and “should” be. It’s taken a long time, but I’m proud of my body! I’m proud of who I am! I’m proud that I can be strong, smart, AND sexy! SI Swim embraces ALL women, no matter what, and just wants them to feel loved. You should feel loved and powerful and unapologetically YOU! And don’t let ANYONE tell you that you’re not perfect just the way you are. Thank you to @mj_day and the whole team for believing in me and letting me share my story. You’ve changed my outlook on life and let me know it’s okay to love my body❤️ #siswim

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In an interview with Esquire about her appearance in the legendary annual publication, Spiranac said she doesn’t let the hate get to her anymore, which is great to hear.

Two years ago, [the negativity] definitely affected me. I became very depressed and I had a lot anxiety. It’s taken a little bit of time to work through all of that and realize that I can rise above it. Now I’m in a really good place and I’m not afraid to speak out on it, and I’m going to continue to speak out on it.

I realized that I could save the world and I would still get hate. I’m never going to try and please other people. All I can do is live my truth and be a good person, and I will feel right and fulfilled. That’s what matters.

Paige probably won’t be the number one golfer in the world anytime soon (she’s ranked sub-1000 in the world), but the game itself will probably never have a better ambassador.

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