Golfer Paige Spiranac has been harassed, blackmailed and threatened with murder.
“I was harassed, my family was harassed,” she says. “I was receiving death threats, people were invading my privacy, I was being blackmailed. This was going on while I was trying to play.”
Asked why people came after her, Spiranac wasn’t sure. “Because I look different to a golfer, maybe? I dress differently, I don’t conform to what golf is supposed to be,” she guessed.
Last summer, the tour adopted a new dress code meant to get players to “present themselves in a professional manner to reflect a positive image for the game,” according to a spokesperson. The code banned “plunging necklines” and prohibited any skirts or shorts that show the “bottom area,”
Spiranac was one of the first to speak out against it.
She said the dress code does a disservice to golfers and works against the future of the game by stifling growth.
“For me to speak out about that, it does bring on more hate but it also starts a conversation and I can create change. I am just trying to get people to feel more comfortable because I know I’m not alone feeling that way.”
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