Category Archives: Twitter

Sep
2
2012

On Saturday at 7:41pm Luke Donald tweeted a phone number, followed by “Gil Hanse is a…c**K ha ha,” as you can see above. Hanse is the architect who originally designed TPC Boston, and redid the 18th green, which debuted this week at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Both tweets were deleted within 10-15 minutes, so chances are you missed them — unless you have no life, like me (and, naturally, your first instinct is to take screenshots).

Shortly after, CBSSports.com’s Shane Bacon posted the offending comments and Luke’s cell number (which obviously will be changed shortly) on his personal website Dogs That Chase Cars.

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Aug
20
2012
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.

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Jul
7
2012

Sophie Gustafson: honesty the only policy.

Sophie Gustafson endured a difficult day at the US Women’s Open Friday, shooting a dismal 77 at Blackwolf Run to scrape inside the cut-line.

The score tells its own story – specifically one of a player struggling to come to terms with the season’s most demanding layout – but it neglects to touch on a couple of issues, not least the Swede’s spiky collision with a former US Open champion.

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Feb
20
2012
By Conor Nagle under PGA Tour

At least you're trending, Keegs.

Impressive though Keegan Bradley’s performance over the closing holes of the Northern Trust Open was – and it really was; he’ll be a very good player, even after his putter is banned – it didn’t exactly endear him to international audiences.

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Jan
12
2012
By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Gore already liked Twitter, but now he really loves it

Don’t ever underestimate the power of social media — you know, I try to explain that to skeptics, who don’t understand, because you have to join and experience Twitter (and at least follow people, you don’t have to actually tweet) to grasp the concept and its awesomeness. Here now, we have a perfect example of a success story, facilitated by social media.

On Thursday the Northern Trust Open, which is held at Riviera Country Club, February 14-19, announced it had granted Jason Gore a sponsor’s exemption for the event, thanks largely to the Twitter campaign launched by Eric Magidson, a fan who struck up conversation with Gore at the Nationwide Tour’s Boise Open last year.

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Dec
8
2011
By Conor Nagle under European PGA Tour

Luke Donald + bemusement = above expression

Luke Donald is many things– a world-class golfer, a watercolour-bothering amateur artist, a husband, a father– but an idiot is not one of them; nor, it must be said, has he somehow remained ignorant of the decade-long influence and insistent brilliance of one Tiger Woods.

While the above would be considered by the vast majority of fans to be entirely self-evident, it didn’t stop a vocal, CAPS LOCK-inclined minority from venting their frustration in the direction of the current World Number One on learning that he considered Rory McIlroy a superior natural talent to the fourteen-time major champion.

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Nov
8
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Twitter

Rory McIlroy rolled in a birdie on the 72nd hole of the HSBC Champions, which proved to be a valuable stroke. His tie for fourth in Shanghai boosted him past Lee Westwood in the world rankings from No. 3 to No. 2 this week.

Rory’s pal Graeme McDowell tweeted the above photo of Rory and his tennis superstar girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki showing off their standing.

I guess that’s what you call a power couple!

Sep
20
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Twitter

The Vivendi Seve Trophy was contested this past weekend with Great Britain & Ireland winning despite a strong rally from the Continental Europeans. Rory McIlroy, the U.S. Open champ from Northern Ireland, didn’t play, but revealed on Twitter he was watching in the above screenshot of his tweet: “Is it wrong that I’m enjoying this European comeback in the Seve trophy??”

Which prompted Englishman, Ryder Cup teammate and member of the victorious GB&I team Lee Westwood to reply: “Yes it was.”

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