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Add Paige Spiranac to the list of people unimpressed by Zach Johnson’s outburst on Friday at The Masters.  

Former Ryder Cup captain Johnson was filmed appearing to say “f**k you” in the direction of patrons after racking up a triple-bogey on the par-3 12th hole. 

The score proved ultimately decisive in him missing the cut at Augusta National for the third time in the last four years – but nobody was as concerned with that as they were with his apparent outburst.  

Speaking to reporters afterwards, the 2007 Masters champion vigorously denied that the patrons were the target of his outburst, branding the suggestion “completely laughable”. 

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“I can’t hear the patrons, number one,” he added. “Number two, I just made a triple-bogey on the 12th hole that evidently is going to make me miss the cut, which at the time I knew was pretty sensitive in the sense that I needed to keep making pars. 

“If I’ve said anything, which I’m not going to deny, especially if it’s on camera, one, I apologise, and two, it was fully directed towards myself entirely because I can’t hear anything behind me. Does that make sense?” 

That it did, but the comments didn’t wash with golf’s biggest influencer Spiranac.  

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Taking to X (fomerly Twitter), the one-time tour pro blasted Johnson for his outburst. 

“The patrons at Augusta are unbelievably supportive and mild mannered,” she wrote. “You can’t find a more pleasant environment to play golf in.  

“The fact ZJ said this proves he’s softer than baby poop. Such a bad look.” 

In a separate post, Spiranac also appeared to call for an end to professional men’s golf’s ongoing civil war, insisting: “All I know is that golf is better when the best players in the world are playing together.” 

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