Paige Spiranac, earlier this month, revealed how she almost took up a career in a completely different sport before landing on golf.
Answering fans’ questions on her podcast ‘Playing a Round’, she said: “I always wanted to be a professional athlete. It kills me, to this day, that I never made it.
“Especially because I was a competitive gymnast growing up and I was competing at a really high level, I wanted to go to the Olympics, but with gymnastics there’s an age restriction.
“So you have to be 16 or turning 16 in the year of the Olympics and the first year I would have been eligible was 18 which is past your prime.
“I also fractured my knee cap twice and just didn’t have the right body build. I’m a bit taller but you have to be short and strong and… that’s not my body type.”
Paige added that the premature end to her gymnastics career led to some soul-searching.
She briefly got into tennis before concluding it was “not for me”.
But the model added: “I wish I stuck at it as I think I could have been a better tennis player than a golf player.
“But it was a little bit too familiar to gymnastics and I felt like I needed a change.”