Earlier Tuesday afternoon, Paige Spiranac published a video to her Twitter account that stole the golfing world’s attention.
Now, that’s not a difficult thing for Spiranac to do, as anyone who follows her on social media can attest to. She’s the most-followed athlete in the sport – more than the likes of Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler and others.
Earlier today Spiranac tweeted “Made a hole in one in front of Gary Player.” Of course, the trolls on social media wanted the hard proof, which she displayed with a video of Player reacting to her incredible shot.
Spiranac posted a video of her hole-in-one at the 14th hole of the Berenberg Invitational. A few seconds after flushing an iron, she watched alongside Player and several others on the tee box.
The legendary golfer immediately went in for a hug to congratulate Spiranac on her shot. Those on social media couldn’t get over the fact that she hit a hole in one in front of one of the sport’s biggest legends.
Here’s some of the reaction from around social media.
Paige got a hole in one!
In front of Gary Player (he’s a big deal).
— Ryan Negri (@RyanNegri) October 5, 2021
I would be happy with just hitting the ball straight in front of Gary Player. https://t.co/4RARrJ1ILr
— Just Jimmy (@Jimmy_Tries) October 5, 2021
Imagine sinking a hole in one in front of gary player https://t.co/meVjmmVxd2
— Shoresy (@Marty1117) October 5, 2021
Hitting a hole-in-one is impressive in the first place. Doing so in front of Gary Player just adds to an incredible moment for Paige.
Those who doubt her golf game don’t have much to say right now.