The power of seemingly amateurish social networking sites is undeniable. Take this, for example: before checking the leader board at the Women's British Open this afternoon, I knew exactly who played well and who didn't.
All I did was read their twitter updates.
Read the following three tweets and guess who played well and who didn't:
"And now...A hot bath to try and counterbalance the freeze that has set into my bones!"
"And yes, I did hit a left handed shot out of a bunker today...figure out the rest."
"Having nice curry (different place to last time) and then bed and early morning!"
It's pretty obvious, no? If not, here are the answers:
Unlike my fellow blogger (Stina Sternberg, of course), I've succumbed to Facebook and Twitter, and I follow most of the players on tour. Although I wholeheartedly reject a recent suggestion that the players tweet during their rounds (yep, former-LPGA Tour Commissioner Carolyn Bivens brought that to the table), I do love reading their pre- and post-round thoughts.