Paige Spiranac hits back at criticism of her skimpy golf attire: ‘It really rubs people the wrong way’

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  • The social media influencer has one of the biggest followings in the sport (3.9M)
  • Spiranac, 30, reveals that she was a gymnast before learning how to play golf
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Paige Spiranac has defended her choice of attire when she plays golf, as she reveals that some of her outfits ‘really rub people the wrong way’. 

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The influencer with one of the biggest social media followings in the sport, has hit back at commenters who have called out her skimpy clothing style and ‘hypocrisy’ of online reaction from women about shirtless baseball players, comparing to some of the remarks she gets from women. 

And as of late, Spiranac went viral on social media for her ‘case study’ on if she plays better while wearing light clothing, like a tank top, or a typical golf ensemble, such as a skirt and collared shirt. 

Spiranac recently explained why her background has a say in the way she choses her outfits in an interview with Sports Illustrated.

‘I was a gymnast before I switched into golf,’ said the former Cactus Tour member. ‘I was so comfortable wearing spandex and very little of it because that’s just what you wear when you’re wearing a leotard and you’re competing.’ 

Paige Spiranac has slammed critics who have taken offense to her skimpy golf outfits online

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Paige Spiranac has slammed critics who have taken offense to her skimpy golf outfits online

Spiranac begged the question of why golfers don't wear athletic wear more often, just like her

Spiranac begged the question of why golfers don’t wear athletic wear more often, just like her

‘When I switched into golf, we were struggling a little bit financially and so I didn’t have the luxury to go out and buy a whole new golf-appropriate wardrobe. And so, I wore what was in my closet which was workout clothes. That’s just how I learned to play the game.’

Spiranac then begged the question of why golfers don’t wear athletic wear more often, considering that they are athletes after all…

She took note of Lucas Glover sweating in his outfit during a PGA Tour event and wonders why golfers can’t just wear their comfort clothing of their choice. 

Spiranac was a gymnast before a golfer, as she learnt to play the sport with the clothes she had

Spiranac was a gymnast before a golfer, as she learnt to play the sport with the clothes she had

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Players on the LIV Tour, on the other hand, can wear shorts during tournaments. 

‘That was always my mindset when I got into golf, and it really rubs people the wrong way which is shocking,’ Spiranac said. 

‘They’ll have really intense discussions over if they should wear shorts or pants or a blade collar or a real collar and I’m just out here just in tank tops or spandex and people are like ”What are you doing?”’ But I love it.’

‘But we’re starting to see that change and fashion is a big part of growing the game and it’s moving in the right direction.’

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