Paige Spiranac Addresses Rumors of New Golf Job as Only She Can
NBC Sports announced the decision on Sunday to part ways with lead golf analyst Paul Azinger, who joined the network in 2018. And given that there is now evidently a job opening, Paige Spiranac is making it known that she’s available for work.
On Sunday morning, the 30-year-old reposted the news that NBC had opted not to renew Azinger’s contract. “Fine, I’ll step in,” she quipped.
Fine, I’ll step in https://t.co/sotzMT2PU1
— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) November 19, 2023
It didn’t take long for Spiranac’s apparent manifestation to make its way around the internet, as golf fans began buzzing with rumors. And on Monday, she responded to one social media user who asked if she would confirm, adding that if it was indeed just a rumor, a campaign was needed to get her the job.
“I’m a woman of the people. And the people want me to replace Paul Azinger. You can’t deny I’d bring two big attributes to the table,” she tongue-in-cheek quipped. “My personality and golf knowledge of course.”
I’m a woman of the people. And the people want me to replace Paul Azinger. You can’t deny I’d bring two big attributes to the table. My personality and golf knowledge of course https://t.co/ozehBk9y6o
— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) November 20, 2023
In addition to her talent on the links, Spiranac is well known for her, shall we say, unconventional way of dressing that showcases those other attributes—to the delight of fans and ire of critics.
“That was one of the core values that was instilled in all of us,” she said in a recent podcast interview, of not judging a book by its cover. “So I always try to almost push the limits to show people, yes, I can wear this, I can also he successful, I can also be a badass at golf; I can be all these things and it does not matter just because I have boobs.”
Meanwhile, Azinger issued a statement on Sunday, expressing his disappointment that he would be parting ways with NBC.
“I have treasured working beside Dan Hicks and the other talented NBC broadcasters as well as lead producer Tommy Roy and all those behind the scenes,” Azinger said. “They are a remarkable team, and I will miss them tremendously. My thanks to them and the countless others who have supported me and helped me along the way during my work in television.
“I have faith in what the future holds for me, for NBC, and for the great game of golf,” he added.