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Liam Llewellyn

Paige Spiranac shuts down "next Tiger Woods" talk despite star's "unstoppable" form

Golf influencer Paige Spiranac stressed there will never be another player like Tiger Woods in the history of golf.

The blonde bombshell took to social media to praise Jon Rahm for his recent run of sublime form. The Spaniard has secured three PGA Tour titles already this year and claimed his fifth win in his past nine worldwide after his Genesis Invitational triumph, a victory which saw him reclaim the number one ranking.

As the sport continues to look for the man to step into Woods’ shoes as the next superstar, the 29-year-old, who like many is a big fan of Woods, made it clear that he stands in a league of his own. “Joh Rahm is on an absolute tear right now, winning three of his last five starts and yes I did pick him to be the outright winner at the Genesis," she said on Twitter.

“But anytime someone goes on a hot streak like this, we’ve had Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, the murmurs start, is he the next Tiger Woods? But let's be real, we will never see someone like Tiger Woods ever again in golf.” She was full of praise for the rest of the field however, especially the 28-year-old Spaniard.

“But let's not discount their play or the level of talent on the PGA Tour right now because it is at an all-time high,” she added. “So out of the guys I mentioned or any current players who do you think is going to have the best winning record?

“In my opinion it’s Jon Rahm. He is the most complete player and with his fiery personality I think he is going to be unstoppable.” Spiranac leapt to the defence of Woods after cameras caught him slipping Justin Thomas a tampon after he outdrove the two-time PGA Championship winner at the Genesis Invitational, his first competitive tournament since The Open last year.

The 46-year-old has been criticised by many for the move, but the 'World's Sexiest Woman' saw the funny side. "If anyone tries to cancel Tiger over this we riot. It’s funny," the American posted on social media.

Paige Spiranac discussed Jon Rahm's victory at the Genesis Invitational (@PaigeSpiranac/Twitter)

She also used the incident it to make a joke about LIV Golf’s Phil Mickelson. "I need a LIV vs PGA tour Ryder cup type event just so Tiger can give Phil a tampon after out driving him,” she added.

Spiranac described meeting Woods as 'the coolest moment of my life' and even revealed a series of shots he taught her. Her praise for the icon continued as the social media star was delighted to see him return to competitive action after seven months.

“Golf is just better when Tiger is playing,” she added, replying to a video from the PGA Tour of Woods all smiles at Riviera.

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