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Phil Mickelson finally joins Twitter, sends golf fans into a frenzy with perfect first tweet

August 22, 2018

For years, golf fans have wondered What will Phil do next? Well, now we can wonder What will Phil tweet next?

That's right, Phil Mickelson — THE Phil Mickelson — has finally joined Twitter. In the words of Jim Nantz, "AT LONG LAST!" And how about this first tweet?

A GIF of him winking? Perfect. We can only hope GIFs of him dancing will follow shortly. As well as practice-round updates, candid thoughts on the USGA, and NFL picks, of course.

As you can imagine, Mickelson's first foray into social media sent golf fans into a tizzy.

Even Mickelson's siblings were pleasantly surprised by their brother's decision:

News of Phil joining Twitter spread quickly as the five-time major champ picked up more than 5,000 followers within the first 30 minutes of that first tweet. And it took him less than a half hour to send a second one:

Good to hear, Phil. We're obviously excited as well.