The Dustbin Lid Man - Westwood and Woods join the Twitter revolution
02 Dec 2010 - 10:57:29
Twitter invaded professional golf again this week. Two newcomers to the addictive world of social networking have made excellent additions.
Tiger Woods actually created a Twitter account in June but waited five months before his first tweet. He then proceeded to answers some questions from the general public. In all he responded concisely to 23 questions. Here are a few to give you a flavour:
Q: What's your favourite course and why? A: St. Andrews
Q: If you could play any other sport, what would it be? A: Basketball
Q: What part of your game are looking forward to in 2011? A: EVERYTHING
Now you have to remember the length of a tweet message is limited to 140 characters, so brevity needs to be his watchword. He has never been a 'wordy' sort of guy anyway, although those answers are exactly how I respond to a really boring questionnaire.
The other new recruit to light up the internet is world number 1 Lee Westwood. He and Ian Poulter have exchanged some very witty tweets indeed.
When Ian suggested Lee carried a few extra pounds, even uploading an old photo as evidence, Westwood responded by tweeting: "@IanJamesPoulter that's the real world matchplay championship trophy! Won that back in 2000 when you were selling tees and mars bars!"
Westwood now refers to Poulter as 'sparrow legs' which is just brilliant and hopefully we'll hear it yelled out at a major tournament soon. This is how you imagine sporting stars, or at least golfers, must banter with each behind closed doors.
Westwood and Poulter aren't exactly shy and retiring when it comes to the media, but their extra openness is still refreshing. It makes them just like us. Only better at golf.
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