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Westwood overtakes Woods on Twitter, too

November 26, 2010

A few days after Tiger Woods gleefully announced he was taking on Twitter ("Yep, it's me. I think I like this twitter thing"), Lee Westwood entered the fray and already has surpassed Woods, at least on the frequency and entertainment fronts.

Woods has more than a quarter-million followers, though what they're following is a mystery. He hasn't posted in nearly a week and has posted just twice since the aforementioned announcement on Nov. 17.

Westwood, conversely, began his Twitter career on Nov. 24 and has quickly embraced it, and has proved entertaining to boot, usually at the expense of his European Tour friends. A sampling:

-- "@McIlroyRory Thanks Rory. I'm just pleased I wasn't stood next to you when that flock of sea gulls flew over!"

Westwood is referring to McIlroy's new blond locks over which he has taken much grief.

-- "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!"

-- Earlier this month, of course, Westwood supplanted Woods as the No. 1 player in the World Ranking.

UPDATE: Woods just went up with his third post since Nov. 17: "Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving. I just finished a pretty tough cardio session this morning because of all the apple and pumpkin pie."

-- John Strege