Paige had a disappointing European Tour debut at the Dubai Ladies Masters 7 months ago. Under phenomenal pressure, she took a hiatus from social media to focus on her game and re-evaluate her career ambitions.
She returned to tournament golf and won her first professional event on the Cactus Tour. This win and her immense profile gave her another chance at the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open. Spiranac made the cut with a seven-over par 151, ensuring she made it to the final round on Sunday. Finishing tied 58th pocketed her a modest € 1,575.00, but it was a step in the right direction.
Laura Davies – elder statesman and Ladies European Tour legend – once spoke out about Paige’s debut some six months ago. The irony set in as Laura Davies failed to make the cut this weekend, although to be fair she is 52.
Say what you want about Paige, but remember how important she is for the women’s game. I accept that golf media pay undue attention to women like Paige, whilst ignoring talent such as Lydia Ko. This serious issue for golf is perpetuated by creepy publications – ahem Golf Digest, seriously! You’ve put two women on your covers in five years…have a word!
Admittedly, the European Tour is some distance behind the LPGA, but it’s a step in the right direction from a 23-year-old who has been grinding hard.
When you’re capable of making bucket hats look good, you have a golf footprint that can’t be ignored.
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“I’ve been working really hard on my game so it was great to make the cut,” Spiranac told Golf Digest. “I still have a lot of work to go, but this is a good start and a step in the right direction.”