Former professional golfer Paige Spiranac found herself in hot water after a Tweet during this year's Masters - but she's hit back at her detractors...
At first glance, Paige Spiranac looks like she has never touched a golf club in her entire life.
But there is a little more to Paige than initially meets the eye.
Now, most women don't aspire to be professional golfers...
Well, she originally had her sights set on the world of gymnastics.gymnast, but a severe knee injury at the age of twelve soon foiled any plans of her ever competing professionally.
Paige was at a loss at what to do next.
As a result of a hair condition, Paige was bullied as a child and struggled to make friends, meaning she found herself to be alone quite frequently.
So she was quick to find solace in the isolation of golf.
And her efforts evidently paid off.
And, in 2015, she went professional.
She played professionally for the 2016 season...
Paige is now focusing on growing her own brand.
Paige has become somewhat of a social media influencer.
But golf is still her number one passion.
Following Hideki Matsuyama's historic Masters win, she congratulated him online.
But many took serious issue with what she said.
@inceh17 @PaigeSpiranac Er why??— Ross #SkyFF (@Ross #SkyFF)1618182911.0
@PaigeSpiranac I should be surprised by how many people are misinterpreting your tweet to fit their own narrative o… https://t.co/wjIhoWKDPd— ihatemyash (@ihatemyash)1618185003.0
@PaigeSpiranac https://t.co/zH3AvfOjCp— Frank Rodriguez⭐ (@Frank Rodriguez⭐)1618182498.0
@RC44653241 @PaigeSpiranac https://t.co/0tCjWVyvcc— Dr. Van Nostrand (@Dr. Van Nostrand)1618183842.0
@PaigeSpiranac A lot of old white dudes about to be big mad.— Joey Flyntz (@Joey Flyntz)1618182624.0
@JBalldaymane @PaigeSpiranac https://t.co/HARwcPBHdR— John Brock (@John Brock)1618187977.0
Here's the tweet that caused the furor...
The menu for the champions dinner is going to be absolute fire next year— Paige Spiranac (@Paige Spiranac)1618182264.0
(It's a reference to Matsuyama being Japanese, FYI.)
But now Spiranac has hit back at the trolls.
"It's disgusting how everything gets twisted," she said.
"I made a comment about how amazing the menu will be next year because I love Japanese food."
"Most winners create menus to honor where they are from and I would expect Hideki to do the same."
"I don't care if someone calls me a sl*t but to be called a racist is uncalled me [sic]."
"I would never and I'm honestly so upset about this."