The golf world is alive and well on Twitter, sharing some insight into the lives of the best players on the planet — on and off the course. Here are our favorite tweets from the week that was.
1. Winner! Winner! Chicken dinner!
Suzann Pettersen was a winner for the 11th time on the LPGA Tour on Saturday, taking the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii in a playoff over Lizette Salas. As you might be able to tell from the picture and this tweet, she was pretty happy about it.
Get me close to Asia and Iam loving it!! A fantastic week here in Hawaii and another W under the belt!! Very happy #makeitcount
— Suzann Pettersen (@suzannpettersen) April 21, 2013
2. Wind warning
With 30 mph winds expected in the final round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town, Jason Dufner offered a word to the wise.
Those boys might need a helmet this afternoon at RBC, windy and tricky
— Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner) April 21, 2013
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3. Carry any 14 clubs you want
Pro golfers are forgetful just like the rest of us. The problem for them is that a lot more money is on the line.
So I have no towel and no 9 iron for this Monday qualifier… Good new is I can carry both putters I brought
— JJ Killeen (@jjkilleentcu) April 21, 2013
4. Rickie getting a little dirty
With MotoGP in Austin, Texas, this weekend, bike aficionado Rickie Fowler has been Instagramming like its Christmas morning.
— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowlerPGA) April 21, 2013
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5. Washed out in South Africa
The Ladies European Tour is in South Africa this week, including our correspondent Cheyenne Woods. Unfortunately, massive storms caused rounds to be canceled this week. Becky Brewerton shares why.
Oh dear!! twitter.com/beckybrewerton…
— Becky Brewerton (@beckybrewerton) April 21, 2013
6. Welcome to Twitter, Padraig!
Great news for everybody: Back9Network ambassador Padraig Harrington has joined Twitter!
Delighted to announce I have finally joined twitter. No other accounts are associated with me.
— Padraig Harrington (@PHarrington) April 19, 2013
More on Padraig Harrington: Padraig Harrington demos the Golf Swing Shirt
7. The numbers game
Ah, the joys of turning 18 (on Feb. 10). Lexi Thompson is trying to strike it rich! Well, keep striking it rich.
Just bought my first lottery ticket!! instagram.com/p/YWDoEtRCGC/
— Lexi Thompson (@Lexi) April 20, 2013
8. Moving Day? More like Eviction Day
Jesper Parnevik missed a 5-footer on Saturday morning to expand the cut line at the RBC Heritage to a record 91 players. Then he got sent packing after the putt he missed caused a third-round cut.
Driving back to Florida after missed Saturday cut.They say Saturday is moving day, and I have to agree, the traffic is moving pretty well…
— Jesper Parnevik (@JesperParnevik) April 20, 2013
More on Jesper Parnevik: Jesper Parnevik talks to Back9Network at PGA Merchandise Show
9 . #BostonStrong
Finally, after a very difficult week for the people of Boston and the surrounding community, New England native Keegan Bradley succinctly recapped the week.
Don’t mess with Boston #bostonstrong
— Keegan Bradley (@Keegan_Bradley) April 20, 2013