A Look At The First Tweets Of 20 Famous Golfers


A Look At The First Tweets Of 20 Famous Golfers

May 03, 2015

Tiger Woods

Linking to your own Twitter page in your first tweet? Not the best use of Twitter, but that's OK. Despite being so corporate here, Tiger has grown his Twitter reach to 5.6 million followers. Not bad!

Rory McIlroy

Love the detail here. Wish we got more tweets like this from tour pros. And it's almost as if Rory knew he was going to struggle in that event -- the 2010 BMW Championship. He did, opening with a 76-74.

Jordan Spieth

Retweeting a fan's tweet to him? That's so Jordan Spieth. Being a gentleman since 2012.

Rickie Fowler

Hot takes, Rickie. The 25-year-old would figure this whole Twitter thing out, though, growing his brand in large part to his social-media presence -- he has 1.1 million+ followers to date.

Bubba Watson

Shocker ... Bubba tweets about food! Only thing surprising here is that his food of choice wasn't Chipotle or Waffle House.

Stewart Cink

Cink was one of the first golfers to embrace social media. And this tweet came months before Cink took down Tom Watson at the Open Championship. Had this been in 2015, we might've gotten a Cink/Watson selfie from Turnberry. The possibilities!

Lydia Ko

We can confidently say that Lydia's the only World No. 1 to use "hehe" in their first-ever tweet. By the way, Lydia was just 15 years old back then ... just starting to build her ever-growing following.

Paula Creamer

Not sure where Paula went ... but we're happy she came back!

Ian Poulter

Poulter came out firing on Twitter. And he hasn't stopped (20.3K tweets later!?). By the way, have you heard he likes Ferraris?

Luke Donald

Talk about creative! The former World No. 1 made up a word in his first tweet ever. And it made sense. Who else can claim that?

Justin Rose

Why not use Twitter to drop a hello to your buddy? Great job here, J-Rose.

Michelle Wie

Disappointing first tweet from Wiesy. But we've since become more entertained by her on social media -- as selfies and twerking have become things.

Hunter Mahan

I guess if we won a professional golf tournament, we'd throw a similar humblebrag out there.

Dustin Johnson

Using your name as a hashtag is either phenomenal branding or a bit cocky. Either way, DJ's first tweet is pretty good.

Lexi Thompson

That's a subtle Red Bull promo in Lexi's first tweet. Even at age 15, the kid had it figured it out!

Keegan Bradley

Life is good.

Suzann Pettersen

There's a lot going on in this tweet. We'll just present this without comment.

Stacy Lewis

Fortunately, most of Stacy's tweets have since been more uplifting than her first one.

Sergio Garcia

Click on that link, and you get a photo of Sergio in the gym in Spanish Bay. Sergio going a little meathead on us right off the bat! Well done, dude.

Lee Westwood

The Englishman would reference cricket in his first tweet ... confusing all of us Americans.

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