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Paige Spiranac has defended her fashion choice while playing golf, revealing that some of her outfits “really rub people the wrong way.”
The influencer, one of the biggest sports fans on social media, hit back at commenters who called out her skimpy dressing style and the “hypocrisy” of women’s online backlash over shirtless baseball players , in comparison to some of the remarks she receives from women.
And recently, Spiranac went viral on social media for her “case study” on whether she plays better wearing lightweight clothing, like a tank top, or a typical golf ensemble, like a skirt and collared shirt .
Spiranac recently explained why her background has a say in how she chooses her outfits in an interview with Sports Illustrated.
“I was a gymnast before I got into golf,” the former Cactus Tour member said. “I was so comfortable wearing spandex and very little because that’s exactly what you wear when you’re wearing a leotard and you’re competing.”
Paige Spiranac slammed critics online who were offended by her skimpy golf outfits
Spiranac posed the question of why golfers don’t wear sportswear more often, just like her.
“When I turned to golf we were struggling a bit financially so I didn’t have the luxury of going out and buying a whole new golf-friendly wardrobe. And so, I wore what was in my closet, which was workout clothes. That’s how I learned to play this game.
Spiranac then asked the question of why golfers don’t wear sportswear more often, knowing that they are athletes after all…
She noticed Lucas Glover sweating in his outfit at a PGA Tour event and wonders why golfers can’t just wear whatever comfortable clothes they want.
Spiranac was a gymnast before a golfer, as she learned to play the sport with the clothes she wore.
LIV Tour players, 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 very intense discussions about whether they should wear shorts or pants or a blade collar or a real collar and I’m right here in just a tank top or spandex and people are like ‘What you make ?’ ‘ But I love this.’
“But we are starting to see that change and fashion play an important role in the growth of the game and that it is moving in the right direction.”