The golf world’s attention might be temporarily on Jordan Spieth’s quest to win his third straight major championship at St. Andrews. But another golfer — and no, it’s not Tiger Woods — is luring golf fans and non-golf fans alike to the game. Former San Diego State golfer Paige Spiranac, who the New York Post says has “the sexiest swing in golf,” is a viral sensation on the Internet.
Former tennis star cum swimsuit model Anna Kournikova can only watch Paige Spiranac and wonder exactly how big she might have become had her burst of stardom coincided with Twitter and Instagram. (Kournikova, of course, still produces more than 900,000 search results at Google — and you won’t have a problem finding her in a swimsuit.) But Spiranac is taking sports fame beyond sports accomplishment to a whole new level: Spiranac is a combination of ballerina and Under Armour spokeswoman Misty Copeland, Kournikova, and Tiger Woods. Thing is, Spiranac’s got game. The 22-year-old played on her college team, has over a million views on her “trick shot” YouTube video, and well — listen to the sound that ball makes coming off the clubface. Paige rage might have staying power.