The announcement that NBC Sports wasn’t renewing its contract with top golf analyst Paul Azinger left the network with a big hole to fill in its golf coverage and influencer Paige Spiranac put her name out there for consideration as his replacement.
In news that came as a surprise to many – reportedly including Azinger himself – NBC Sports made the call to move on from the 1993 PGA Championship winner after five years as the network moves to overhaul its coverage.
While it is currently unknown who will replace Azinger in NBC’s links coverage, the sexy social media influencer and podcast host took to the X platform, formerly known as Twitter, to express her interest in the prestigious gig.
“Fine, I’ll step in,” she wrote, sharing a post with the news that the 63-year-old analyst was out.
Fine, I’ll step in https://t.co/sotzMT2PU1
— Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) November 19, 2023
On Monday, Spiranac responded to an X user who wrote, “@PaigeSpiranac there’s a rumor you’ll be replacing Paul Azinger on the NBC Golf broadcasts. Can you confirm? If it’s just a rumor then we need to create a campaign to get you that 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. My personality and golf knowledge of course,” she wrote.
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
Other X users expressed enthusiasm over the idea that Spiranac could take over Azinger’s spot.
You possess spectacular attributes
— Sean McCallum (@OQPYMARS) November 20, 2023
100% would be
— Alex Dantés (@AlexanderDants) November 19, 2023
Two big and perfect attributes
— Eighties Child (@EightiesJay) November 20, 2023
No denying, those assets really score a hole-in-one ️♀️
— MILLBERT (@144millie) November 20, 2023
Whatever the question, the answer is we need more Paige
— Rick (@Rick13_vEGAS) November 20, 2023
Definitely would bring in new viewers like me if we can see these attributes. Like in a small picture in picture window.
— SpaceboyG (@spaceboyg) November 20, 2023
I think it would be good to have a lady golfer on the panel of analysts, who is smart, and knows golf well, and can provide insight into the game, and add another dimension to the panel of experts https://t.co/3ZSu3NKIyv
— Carlton Olverson (@Silverado28328) November 20, 2023
If you replace Paul Azinger, I’ll start watching golf again!
— Charlie MacKenna (@CharlieMacKenna) November 20, 2023
I think you and the twins would be wonderful!!❤️ https://t.co/uGEsfU4yF2
— @latsis (@latsis7171) November 20, 2023
“We want to thank Paul for his work with us over the last five years,” NBC said in a statement on cutting ties with its analyst. “His insights, his work ethic and relationships in the golf industry are well known, and we appreciate what he brought to our team. We wish Paul the best in his future endeavors.”
“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 in a statement. “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.”
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