The (Golf) Year In Twitter

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The (Golf) Year In Twitter

December 19, 2010

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In other words, he liked it

From Paul Azinger (@PaulAzinger), regarding the 6-iron shot Phil Mickelson hit from the trees on the 13th hole at Augusta National in the final round of the Masters:"by the way Phils shot was the best I've ever seen at Augusta mostly because of the taters it took to try it!"

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But Nice Try

From the erudite Joe Ogilvie (@ogilviej), who often opines on politics, in and out of golf:"Gave my kids their allowance last night & taxed them 20%, they don't like taxes, California trying to figure out a way to tax them as well.""Maybe I owe USGA an apology, groove rule has made golf easier, controlling wedge spin a breeze, I hope it is easier for ams too?!?!? USGA repeat after me, more spin is harder, less spin is easier."

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So take that

Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) was none too pleased that NBC analyst Johnny Miller criticized his ball-striking ability, prompting a Twitter response:"Johnny miller saying today I wasn't a good ball striker. I guess I do alright for a duffer then. He talks such bollocks at times."Two months later:"Im going to collect my award tonight for Greens in regulation statistic on European tour, Johnny Miller hope you dont choke on ur cornflakes"

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BUT WHAT DOES SHE REALLY THINK?

The irascible Christina Kim (@TheChristinaKim) took on slow players, a sponsor's product (Evian of the Evian Masters) and Phil Mickelson:"Phew, I'm glad I don't have to play behind [Sakura] Yokomine today. She's slower than trying to bake a pie with a lighter.""Tamie Durdin may be an absolute sweetheart, which she is, but she is without a doubt one of the slowest players on Earth.""evian tastes like rocks. Gross. I can barely keep that stuff down. Spell it backwards. Naïve.""I love Freddie and Lee. I disdain Phil, TW is flailing, KJ has an outside chance... You?""[Phil] because he is a lackluster human being. I hate to say it bc his fam is suffering, but he provides me with no excitement or joy"

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On the next hole, they flipped a coin

The Golf Channel's Jerry Foltz (@JerryFoltz) reported via Twitter this bizarre player-caddie method of club selection from the Nationwide Tour Championship:"In perhaps the most priceless moment I've ever witnessed, James Hahn and Caddie Dong Yi played rock paper scissors to determine shot choice.""Scissors beat paper, Hahn went for it on 11, and hit it in the water. 4 spots out of top 25, it was guts play. He made par. Classic."

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That's what she meant. Really.

From Michelle Wie (@TheMichelleWie), in response to an interview faux pas:"sooooo i just found out phi beta kappa is an academic society NOT a sorority...oops."

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It's a miracle!

From John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly), after withdrawing from the PGA Championship before the resumption of the second round on Saturday morning (he was going to miss the cut), citing a shoulder injury:"thinkin it happened on bunker hole 1, played thru in miserable pain, saw Tour Doc after play & have tore rotator cup [sic] after tests were done."From Daly, two days later: "Looking forward to Greensboro for the Whyndam [sic], shoulder wrapped & given the all clear by my Doc, will cont rehabbing & strengthening."

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(Not So) Guilty Pleasure

From Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter), who had posted video from his short flight home from Atlanta to Orlando via a Gulfstream G4:"Be home in 5 mins I will post take off and landing when I'm on wireless loads of footage."From Poulter, in response to the grief he took from the carbon-footprint police among his followers:"Tree huggers stop it your boring me, I guess i should have set off 5 days ago and gone on my push bike."

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But at least he can pitch

From Paula Creamer (@ThePCreamer) to Brittany Lincicome (@Brittany1golf), regarding San Francisco Giants star pitcher Tim Lincecum:"@Brittany1golf maybe you two should get married so you don't have to change your last name!"Lincicome to Creamer:"@ThePCreamer LOL. If he was hot maybe :). Prob going to pass"

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He's more interesting with a club in his hand

On Nov. 17, as part of image rehabilitation effort, Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) joined the Twitter world. His first two posts:"What's up everyone. Finally decided to try out twitter!"Yep, it's me. I think I like this twitter thing. You guys are awesome. Thanks for all the love."

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With friends like these...

From Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee), following his late season entry into the Twitter world, tweaking friend Ian Poulter:"Out at 11.50 and hate to rub it in but it's about 85 and not a cloud in the sky! Poults is in the locker room doing his makeup!""Poults looking very bland in black and White ! More penguin than peacock!"

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Might as well enjoy it while it lasts

Once more from Poulter, addressing Westwood from Tiger Woods' Chevron World Challenge:"@WestwoodLee Tiger called across the putting green today & said don't you know know how to mark ur ball, I said settle down No 2..."

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Looks good on you, though

And finally, from the inestimable Dan Jenkins (@DanJenkinsGD), aka the Ancient Twitterer:"I didn't know John Daly was interested in modern art. At last night's champions dinner, he was wearing a Jackson Pollock."

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