Golfers with the most Instagram followers

We count down the top 10 golfers with the most followers on Instagram. Can anyone beat Tiger Woods? Paige Spiranac, Rory McIlroy? Let’s find out.

Here’s the top 10 countdown…

10: Lucy Robson 998K

Lucy Robson is a British-born Instagram golf influencer, who became famous for her training videos, fashion content and golf equipment endorsements that she shares with her nearly 1 million followers.

After moving to Florida at the age of 11, she took up golf and became the Treasure Coast Golf Association Player of the Year in 2012 and 2013. She then played competitively at college, for The University of South Florida and then California Polytechnic, before turning to social media content creation.

9: Paulina Gretzky 1m

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Okay, so not strictly a golfer, but Paulina is the daughter of ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and wife of Dustin Johnson. Born in Los Angeles, she is an actress, model and singer. She has appeared in films like Grown Ups 2 and Fame.

She has just over 1 million followers on Instagram, and announced the gender of her child on social media with a video of Dustin hitting a golf ball into the sea. It blew up a blue cloud, meaning they were having a boy.

8: Phil Mickelson 1.2m

Known as ‘Lefty’, Phil barely needs an introduction. Winner of six majors including three Green Jackets, he became the oldest ever winner of a major in 2021, winning the PGA Championship at the age of 50 years and 11 months.

Despite recent controversies around comments about the PGA Tour and the LIV Golf series, he still remains popular on Instagram with 1.2 million followers.

7: Dustin Johnson 1.2m

Slightly more popular on the platform than his wife Paulina Gretzky, ‘DJ’ has over 1.2 million followers. His most recent posts have been promoting the LIV Golf series.

6: Justin Thomas 1.3m

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Justin has won two majors, the 2017 and 2022 PGA Championships, and was leading money winner on the PGA Tour in 2017 and 2018. He also won the FedEx Cup championship in 2017.

He recently posted a picture on his Instagram page to his 1.3 million followers of him crossing the Swilcan Bridge at the Old Course at St. Andrews, saying it was “pretty cool”.

5: Jordan Spieth 1.7m

Three-time major winner Jordan is one of golf’s most popular players with a playing style that gets the crowds excited. He recently proudly posted a picture of the Champions’ Dinner at St. Andrews. He won The Open in 2017.

4: Rickie Fowler 1.8m

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Rickie is yet to win a major, but he remains extremely popular due to his sense of style on and off the course. He has been credited with introducing the game to the next generation of players.

3: Rory McIlroy 2.3m

Arguably golf’s most popular player and the heir apparent to the great Tiger Woods. Winner of four majors, Rory carries a huge weight of expectation in every tournament he plays from millions of fans, including his 2.3 million Instagram followers.

2: Tiger Woods 3m

Tiger is tough to beat, but this time he has to play second fiddle. The 15-time major winner is ultra competitive and will no doubt be aware he has been pipped to the Instagram post by…

1: Paige Spiranac 3.5m

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Born in 1993 in Colorado, Paige now lives in Arizona. She originally wanted to be an Olympic gymnast but turned to golf after injuring her knees.

She played college golf at both the University of Arizona and San Diego State University and won the 2015 Colorado Women’s Golf Association Match Play Championship. In 2016 she failed to earn a card to play on the professional circuit at the LPGA Qualifying Tournament.

The 29-year-old then caught the eye of various golf publications and has since gone on to amass an Instagram following of 3.5 million, posting content as a brand ambassador or playing at some of America’s greatest golf courses in various revealing outfits. She has also used the platform to speak out against online bullying and to promote women’s rights.

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