Sports 360°: American golf star on cyberbullying, the future and more

A year ago in Dubai, Paige Spiranac reached a career and personal nadir, visibly reduced to tears as she discussed the heart-wrenching depression which had enveloped her since being tormented by online bullies.

It had been brought on by missing the cut on her Omega Dubai Ladies Desert Classic debut a year earlier, in December 2015.

As she spoke out about the cyber bullying she faced on social media platforms following her professional debut in a press conference ahead of her return to Dubai in 2016, it all became too much for the American, who broke down addressing reporters.

One silver lining for the youngster, however, is that she’s come through the other side. At just 24, Spiranac doesn’t even know if playing on the Ladies PGA Tour features prominently in her future.

But she’s excited about the alternative paths that lie ahead of her in 2018.

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