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Is Paige Spiranac helping grow the game of golf by being in the 2018 SI Swimsuit issue?

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Is Paige Spiranac good for golf? Host Michael Williams discusses the Instagram star, who is making her first appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue this week. Also, Golf Channel contributor and veteran golf writer Ron Sirak gives his thoughts on the WM Phoenix Open, the upcoming ATT Pebble Beach Pro-Am and a look at Tiger Woods’ next event.

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  1. Bruno

    Feb 10, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Page is the picture of par pulchritude …. 😮

  2. John Krug

    Feb 10, 2018 at 11:07 am

    How long before Trump invites Paige to “play”.

  3. Mikele

    Feb 9, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    She’s hot, sweet and great eye candy. By all means, she should make every penny she can off it because her golf game will never earn her much more than I can pull in from a $20 Nassau on Saturday morning.

  4. Bob Jones

    Feb 9, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Less than a handful of LPGA players could cash in on their looks, and Paige is one of them. So why not? The day will come when she won’t earn income from golf, and from her looks as well, so why not cash in while has a chance? As for whether or not her modeling is “good for the game” or whether or not she’s a negative role model for junior girl golfers is entirely irrelevant. She owes golf nothing and she owes young golfers nothing. It’s her life, and her choice, and none of anyone else’s business.

  5. Dan

    Feb 8, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Shut up… was Danica Patrick trying to grow NASCAR by doing the SI Swimsuit issue… let the girl do her thing, she tried to play that failed because people like you all. Good lord, if she wants to use her platform to model then who gives a dam?

    • Robert

      Feb 9, 2018 at 3:27 am

      She failed because of us? LOL, just LOL. She failed because she doesn’t have what she needs to have to compete with the best. Got a couple of sponsor exemptions and wasted them horribly. Looks don’t play.

  6. atis chalardthum

    Feb 8, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    I’m on instagram. You know how many girls “golfer” are on it? I don’t know 99.9% will never make it on LET, LPGA or whatever tours they have. They are living a good life though. Traveling, playing good course, attending PGA events and stuff. Help growing the game? I don’t think so, nice to look at? For sure.

  7. Andrew

    Feb 8, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    It’s pretty bad when 40 “likes” miraculously show up overnight. Computers fapping to humans now?

  8. Amy

    Feb 8, 2018 at 11:31 am

    According to the AMA, doctors now diagnose obesity a disease. I see many diseased male golfers on the golf course attempting to swing a golf club with their non-golfing bodies. Page is just showing us what a female golf body looks like, and it looks good for golf and viewing. Just suck it up fellas.

  9. 4right

    Feb 8, 2018 at 11:23 am

    The only bad about this is the article…

  10. Brian

    Feb 8, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Like anyone is going to suddenly take up golf just because Paige is hot.

  11. Progolfer

    Feb 8, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Can someone explain to me how taking one’s clothes off grows a game founded on morals, decency, and respect?!

  12. CB

    Feb 8, 2018 at 2:15 am

    Young girls are looking at her and asking questions of their parents whether it’s OK to be mediocre at playing golf but more important to have large breasts and a whiny voice and better at moaning on social media making easy money that way than actually achieving victories in golf, thanks to her.

    • DaveJ

      Feb 9, 2018 at 10:53 am

      You have an odd definition of mediocre. Mediocre would be like a 12-16 handicap. She is likely a scratch. I hope my daughters think it is OK to be mediocre at golf, otherwise they might as well not even bother taking up the sport because the chances of being better than 9 handicap are pretty long unless all you do is golf and I wouldn’t want that for them.

      • PatS

        Feb 9, 2018 at 1:47 pm

        I fully agree Dave. I’ve been mediocre at golf for about 25 years and I still enjoy it. I hope my daughter does to. In my opinion, women like Paige are just what golf needs to grow the game. I follow her on Instagram and she looks like she has a lot of fun playing golf. She’s not afraid to show herself screwing up and she’s not afraid of showing emotion pulling off a tough shot. The fact is, golf is fading. Women and girls are the largest pool of potential golfers. Why is it a bad thing to have someone they can relate to showing them how the game can be fun? I simply don’t understand the hate. Mediocre golfer? She had a banner amateur career and has a win as a pro! Just showing off her looks? Why not? Should she play in an ankle length dress? I want to know how many of the keyboard commandos that put her down would giddy if they were paired up with her for 18 on a random course. We’re talking about a person who worked extremely hard to become a pro golfer for a lot of years and then step away. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to come that close to a goal and realize it’s not really what you wanted. I’d feel pretty lost I think. She obviously loves golf and she found a different way to stay in golf while helping people enjoy the game. I think that’s pretty cool. Instead of asking if she’s good for golf or helping to grow the game, the proper question should be “Why is she seen as such a threat?”.

      • Brian

        Feb 11, 2018 at 12:02 pm

        In the context of professional golf, Paige is below mediocre.

  13. JARED BRANT

    Feb 8, 2018 at 1:17 am

    She only posts pictures of her holding her backswing and bedroom selfies. For all of these random professionals from other sports getting sponsor exempts to play in Pro golf events, you’d think she’d be trying harder to get into tournaments as well, since she is a golfer.

  14. Reeves

    Feb 7, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Do what you have to to make a living and if looking good does it for you go for it…this lady may not have the talent to win an LPGA event, but she has the looks that people like to see…

  15. Andrew

    Feb 7, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Hey Paige! Less time with the mirror and camera and more time practicing. Get that narcissistic personality disorder treated. Golfers may then take you more seriously and give you the respect you seek. PS. There is no such thing as cyberbullying. Unplug and ignore. Respect is earned. Didn’t you learn all this by the time you were 12?

    • TigerMom

      Feb 7, 2018 at 7:31 pm

      Andrew, don’t be a d*ck.

    • DaveJ

      Feb 9, 2018 at 10:50 am

      You are pretty out of touch if you don’t think there is such a thing as cyber-bullying. I don’t understand where all of the hate towards her comes from. She isn’t good enough to make the LPGA or Euro Tour, but she still is easily in the top .1% of all golfers in the world and likely would beat nearly every guy that frequents this site.

  16. Dave

    Feb 7, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    If she were more of a figure on the LPGA tour I would say yes but obviously that’s not the case. She’ll grow it about as much as Paulina Gretzky has with her photo shoots. I assume this is a rhetorical question……….

    • Mara

      Feb 7, 2018 at 11:10 pm

      Sex sells, plain and simple. Look at the women on the WTA prancing about in their scanty skirts on the tennis court while old geezers in the stands ogle and grin.

  17. Woody

    Feb 7, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Cyberbullies! La-la-la-la….

  18. Chris Downing

    Feb 7, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    I don’t get it. Women are up in arms about being taken advantage of in Hollywood and here we are doing this sort of thing. Is America really 25 years behind Europe?

    • The Empire

      Feb 8, 2018 at 2:10 am

      No, more like 200 years. We dumped you when we realized you liked owning slaves and having them do everything for you and let you live your lies.

  19. elzzimS M

    Feb 7, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    She’s growing something

    • the dude

      Feb 7, 2018 at 5:27 pm

      haha…ya beat me to it (…..)

    • Hjkn

      Feb 10, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      You absolutely dropped the ball on this comment! So she’s growing something? Or making something grow? Idiot

  20. The Dude

    Feb 7, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    What a stupid question to ask.

  21. Scott

    Feb 7, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    I’d rather look at her in a bikini than John Daly

  22. Mark

    Feb 7, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    She’s nothing more than an Instagram creation. Doubt any golfer on the LPGA takes her seriously. Maybe she’ll end up winning a few participation trophies at best.

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