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Paige Spiranac weighs in on PGA Tour’s odd new fan policy

Paige Spiranac

Paige Spiranac weighed in on Tuesday on the PGA Tour’s new fan policy against taunting Bryson DeChambeau.

The PGA Tour announced that fans will not be allowed to yell “Brooksie!” at DeChambeau. Fans could be ejected for taunting DeChambeau by calling him the nickname of his rival, Brooks Koepka.

Spiranac, an internet-famous former golfer, offered her opinion over Twitter. She called the new policy “lame” and joked that the rule should have been applied to the “mashed potatoes” chant that was popular in the past.

Spiranac also feels that this policy is not helping things and will just make matters worse.

We agree. The more attention you give to the matter like this, and the more you acknowledge it bothers him, the more fans will be motivated to mess with him. Maybe the tour felt pressure to act following his heated exchange with a heckler.

That was Spiranac’s take on the matter. Nobody had a better reaction though than James Hahn.

Photo: Lexie Mitchell via CC-BY-SA 4.0

Paige Spiranac rips Logan Paul fight as ‘money grab’

Paige Spiranac

Paige Spiranac is no fan of Logan Paul and doesn’t think much of the social media star’s upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Spiranac, the social media famous former golfer, described Paul’s fight with Mayweather as a “money grab” on her podcast. She also shared why she is not a fan of Paul.

Spiranac, 27, says she has hated Paul ever since receiving death threats from his fans.

“I did an anti-bullying talk at a school and it was right after Logan Paul filmed a guy committing suicide in this forest,” Spiranac said on her iHeartRadio show. “It was a huge controversy and I was asked what I thought about it.

“I said, ‘If you have a large following of a younger viewing audience, you have to be careful with the content that you put out there.’ And I think he should have been punished more by YouTube or his sponsors or there needed to be some form of consequence bigger than what he got.

“And I ended up receiving death threats by all of these kids in that high school, that they were defending Logan Paul, and so ever since then I have hated him.”

Spiranac also said she couldn’t believe people want to see Paul and Mayweather in the exhibition. Paul and Mayweather are aiming to shatter pay-per-view records, but we have lots of doubts about them being able to generate so many buys.

Spiranac is right. It’s hard to believe people would want to watch Paul and Mayweather in a fight that doesn’t count, especially when we know it’s just for money. But some people will.

H/T Egotastic Sports
Photo: Lexie Mitchell via CC-BY-SA 4.0

Britt McHenry, golfer Paige Spiranac get into it over SI Swimsuit photos

Pro golfer Paige Spiranac is one of several athletes who are appearing in this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry does not agree with the message Spiranac, gymnast Aly Raisman and other women are sending.

In advance of the magazine being released on Wednesday, Spiranac shared some photos from her shoot on social media.

After seeing those and some other photos from SI, McHenry decided that she needed to be heard.

While the tweets were not sent directly to Spiranac, the former San Diego State star took them personally and responded. That led to some back and forth between her and McHenry.

Spiranac is an ambassador for the anti-bullying organization CyberSmile, and she broke down crying in a recent interview with Sports Illustrated when discussing how she has been bullied and considered suicide. She credited SI for giving her a platform where she “took back my body and took back my sexuality.”

Ironically, McHenry infamously went off on a parking lot attendant nearly three years ago and berated her about her body. She probably shouldn’t be handing out advice to women about what empowerment is.