Golf Digest Woman
July 30, 2009

In lieu of a leader board

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:

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.

--Ashley Mayo