Former professional golfer Paige Spiranac is one of the top influencers in all of golf with a net worth that matches that status.
Named the “Sexiest Woman Alive” on the Maxim’s 2022 Hot 100 list, Spiranac has amassed over 6 million followers on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube.
The 29-year-old also has her own subscription website, OnlyPaige.com, and hosts a podcast called Playing a Round with Paige.
How do you feel about joggers on the golf course? @SamanthaSMarks and I weigh in. Listen to full episode here-https://t.co/PC3rTRXcFP pic.twitter.com/ffoNOCcuu8
— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) February 1, 2023
Paige Spiranac first gained some notoriety while playing college golf.
After a year at the University of Arizona, she transferred to San Diego State for her sophomore season, taking home First-Team All-Mountain West honors.
Spiranac followed that year up with Second-Team All-Mountain West honors in her junior season.
During her senior year, Spiranac helped San Diego State win the first Mountain West Conference Championship in school history.
Paige would take that success to the Cactus Tour, winning a tournament in her third start – the only title of her professional career.
Won my first tournament as a professional today on the @THECACTUSTOUR! Shot 71,74,68. #canactuallybreak80
— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) June 1, 2016
Also in 2016, Paige Spiranac would attempt to qualify for the LPGA Tour, but was unable to earn her card. Ironically, that failure would end up leading to the tremendous success that she is today.
REVEALED – The most followed golfers on Instagram for 2022!@PaigeSpiranac takes the top spot again for 2022! 600,000 more followers than Tiger Woods 💪 pic.twitter.com/NuS9cLjAse
— GolfMagic (@GolfMagic) October 14, 2022
How Paige Spiranac Makes Her Money
While all of this was going on in her golf career, Paige Spiranac was developing her social media footprint by posting golf tips and an assortment of golf trick shots on YouTube and Instagram.
That online presence has led to numerous sponsorship opportunities for the Monument, Colorado native.
2023 calendar❤️ Click the link to buy-https://t.co/Nrs9O56on2 pic.twitter.com/o9Rcczbf7T
— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) October 4, 2022
Over the years, Paige has had deals with Parsons Xtreme Golf, 18Birdies, Mizzen + Main, Philip Stein Watches, Tomahawk Shades, Swag Golf, X-Golf, PointsBet, Club Champion, Shot Scope.
Spiranac reportedly earns around $14,000 for each sponsored Instagram post which has helped grow her net worth to an estimated $3 million.
Why is Paige Spiranac So Famous?
At the time of her Cactus Tour win, Paige had amassed close to 700,000 Instagram followers, thanks in no small part to her appearance on a cover of Golf Digest as one of the “innovators and influencers changing the game.”
That appearance, highlighting how Spiranac “made golf seem at least slightly interesting to a significant number of people who never used to think about it at all,” came with more than a bit of controversy considering her lack of success on a pro tour.
In 2017, Paige received even more interest after penning an op-ed for Forbes decrying the LPGA’s new dress code policy.
That notoriety, along with her ever-growing social media profile, helped earn Paige Spiranac a spot in the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and more recently as a correspondent for Inside Edition at Super Bowl LVII.
That fame also comes with a price.
Last year, Paige admitted, “It’s been incredible. I’m getting so many opportunities, and I’m growing so much on my platforms, and getting a lot of new people who are following me.
“But what comes with that is the harassment and the stalkers. I let it get to me a little bit but I’m so grateful for the team that I have and we are doing everything possible.”
Is Paige Spiranac Married or Single?
Paige Spiranac was married at one point. From 2018 to 2022, Spiranac was married to Steven Tinoco, whom she reportedly met in 2016. Tinoco is a former minor league baseball player turned athletic trainer.
During one 2020 episode of her Playing a Round podcast, Paige said about her marriage to Tinoco, “I think a lot of people think I don’t talk about it because of my business, and if I say that I’m with someone or I’m married, then I’ll lose male followers, and that’s actually not the case.
“I am so open and honest about everything in my life, as you guys can tell from the podcast, that I want something to myself, and having a public relationship is very difficult, and as soon as you make it public, you’re giving everyone the right to ask questions and you have to then answer them.
“If I do post about it, and I end up breaking up with that person, I then have to talk about the break-up cause I owe that to everyone because I made my relationship public.”
In March of 2022, following the end of her marriage, Paige explained on Instagram, “I do get this question a lot so I do want to address it. I was married. I am no longer married and if you could just respect my privacy it would mean a lot to me.”
She has not spoken publicly about it since.