Musings on Oak Hill: Players' Day 1 via Twitter

Rich Beem signs autographs during early-week preparation for the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill.
Rich Beem signs autographs during early-week preparation for the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill. ( Associated Press )

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The weather delay gave some of the top pros in the world an extra chance to jump on social media and let fans know what they're thinking – while others took to Twitter before and after their rounds. Here's a sampling:

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Rich Beem, @beemerpga: "Oak Hill not playing as tough as 2003. Graduated rough helps out longer hitters. But greens are way smoother and that's why scores are low"

Paul Lawrie, @PaulLawriegolf: "72 +2 today which was poor as overnight rain made course much easier , loads of guys making birdies out there"

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, @gfcgolf: "Game suspended just at the right time for me as I was about to jump to the creek on 12th after 3 straight bogeys. #timetothink"

Kevin Streelman, @Streels54: "Very cool seeing @nickterryMRO @StenhouseJr @DanicaPatrick out at PGA today Thx for support Good luck birdie on 18!!! :)"

Mikko Ilonen, @MikkoIlonen: "After back to back bogies its the right time to have a break. Early dinner, then hope to get back out. 9holes left. #PGAChamp"

David Hearn, @HearnDavid: "Excited to be in the mix early! Lots of golf to go. Only downside - takes longer to get to lunch after pressers. #pgachamp #oakhillcc"

Bernd Wiesberger, @BWiesberger: "Lot of everything today I guess. Started well but it seems i have a tough time closing out a round lately. Three more low ones! #PGAChamp"

Marcus Fraser, @Marcusfraser: "Nice to get off to a good start at the @PGAChampionship played great after a bogey bogey start. Made some good putts for -3, 67."

Ben Crane, @bencranegolf: "14 yrs ago RT @alexkstewart: @bencranegolf"

Ian Poulter, @IanJamesPoulter: "I love it when people tweet me how they have put hard earn't money on me. Like its going to make me try any harder. Hahahaha very funny"

Ken Duke, @DukePGA: "Honored to be here competing in the 2013 PGA!"

Graeme McDowell, @Graeme_McDowell: "1st rd pins here at #USPGA for ur perusal. Storm looks like its cleared out and we have nice morning for scoring now!"

Jason Dufner, @JasonDufner: "@Keegan_Bradley make sure to get you some in player dining this week."

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Elsewhere, a couple of tweets of note about the upcoming Solheim Cup:

Michelle Wie @themichellewie: "#TBT 2009 Solheim Cup #USAALLTHEWAY"

Chelsea Bach, @CB_Golf: "@ThePCreamer Your biggest fans from the 2009 @Solheim_Cup opening ceremonies! #TBT" readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.