Twitter account GolfMagic recently revealed a list of the current “Most Followed Golfers” on Instagram. Golf personality and former European Tour golfer Paige Spiranac sits atop the list at No. 1 with 3.6 million followers on the photo-sharing app, topping international golf superstar Tiger Woods by 600,000 followers.
Spiranac took to Twitter and shared her happiness on topping the list. “This just in. Men like golf and boobs,” she wrote.
She is the only non-PGA Tour or LIV Golf star on this top-10 list. Spots number 2-6 are all occupied by active PGA Tour golfers. 7-10 are held by members of the Saudi-backed spinoff golf series.
Every golfer on this list has at least 1 million followers — save for No. 10 Bubba Watson with 947,000. These numbers will no doubt continue to rise as Spiranac expands her reach in the golf world.
Spiranac played began her career playing Division 1 college golf at both the University of Arizona and San Diego State University. She won All-Mountain West Conference honours during the 2012–13 and 2013–14 seasons and led the Aztecs to their first Mountain West Conference Championship in 2015.
She began her professional career with a debut on the developmental Cactus Tour at the Las Colinas club in Queen Creek, Arizona, in May 2016. In her third start, a sudden-death win at Scottsdale’s Orange Tree Country Club over Hannah O’Sullivan, the then top-ranked amateur in the world, earned Spiranac her first tour win.
She next finished ninth at Stallion Mountain, earning an $800 prize. At the Aliante Golf Club, in June, Spiranac finished 17th out of 52 golfers, her twelve-over-par score netting a $575 prize. In July, she finished eight over par for a seventh-place finish at Walnut Creek in Mansfield, Texas, earning $600. Also in July, she made the cut at the Scottish Open in the Ladies’ European Tour.
Spiranac competed in the August/September 2016 CoBank Colorado Women’s Open, placing ninth at one-under-par and earning $1,750.
In September 2016, Spiranac finished in a three-way second-place tie at Legacy in Phoenix, Arizona; her second-best finish of the year, earning $935.A two-under-par final round produced another top-five finish at Trilogy, in October, and $800. She ended the season with $8,010 in winnings.