Aug
20
2012
Deleted tweets: Luke and Chubby banter post-PGA, Kiawah edition
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Championship

As I was unloading the notebook for my PGA Championship Hangover dissertation, I included this following item, but after an email exchange with the best in the biz, I realized it was far too funny (the actual tweets) to be so far too buried in my 5,000-word dossier (besides, most people probably fell asleep before getting to the fourth paragraph).

Besides, I enjoyed the below exchange of tweets between Luke Donald and ISM head honcho Chubby Chandler (whose stable includes Lee Westwood, Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen, among others–oh, and formerly, Rory McIlroy) late Sunday night after the final round of the PGA Championship.

I took screen shots of them in case they were deleted and they were amusing–as in I LOLZ. I checked tonight, and oddly, they had disappeared from Luke and Chubby’s timelines!

I don’t know why. They were great! Well, I guess they didhighlight just a few reasons why it wasn’t the best idea in the world, logistically, to hold it there in the first place, and piled on the argument that there shouldn’t be a(nother) major event at The Ocean Course…again.

Hmmm…I wonder if they got phone calls. I’m surprised, Chubby!

The gist: Luke thinks more roads should be built and Chubby just want more hangouts restaurants.

After mentioning the “deleted” tweets to Geoff Shackelford, he noticed the links still work. Basically, while they don’t appear on Luke and/or Chubby’s timelines, if you expand Luke’s original tweet, then you get the rest of the conversation.

Interesting. That was news to me! NOTHING is actually deletable. Well, at least they didn’t say something idiotic and call Kiawah the...never mind.

Before anyone comments on the time stamp on my phone, yes, I was up late. What do you expect on Sunday of a major? Pretty standard.

*Update: I’ll obviously ask them about this horrible offense when I see them next–hopefully at The Barclays.