Musings on Muirfield: Players get bold on Twitter

Jason Dufner during the first round of the 2013 British Open at Muirfield.

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Here's a sampling of social-media posts – some of them rather brave – from golfers at the Open Championship, via their Twitter accounts:

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Jason Dufner, @JasonDufner: "Hole locations and green speed to watch on the back are 13-18. Nasty stuff"

Dufner: "Apparently when it's 75 degrees and sunny conditions become tricky."

Dufner: "We will more than likely get a wind change tmrw, been WSW all week. Coming from the East tmrw, ability to adjust on the fly will be key."

Bubba Watson, @bubbawatson: "Nice start to the British Open, any time you shoot under par in a major is a great day! #BritishOpen"

Ian Poulter, @IanJamesPoulter: "Unfortunately the guys this afternoon will struggle with a few pin positions. 8th hole is a joke, 18th needs a windmill & clown face."

Poulter: "Enough said the best putter that's ever played the game just putted it off the green. I rest my case...."

Poulter: "Peter Allis, "that's extraordinary clumsy" "that is 15ft past. Peter have a little go later with your putter. It's very easy up in that box."

Poulter: "I struggling to pick a whine for dinner tonight any recommendations.... Hahaha"

Keegan Bradley, @Keegan_Bradley: "On range after my round Miguel a Jimenez walked past me with aviator sunglasses, cigar and bottle of wine. Maybe he is the coolest man alive"

Luke Guthrie, @LukeGuth1: "Very frustrated with the score I shot, my game is in a good place. Need to get a little swag out on the course #PositiveVibes #bluecollar"

Steven Fox, @StevenFox4: "Only 3 players played the course under par in the afternoon... Yeah, tomorrow should be easier with a morning tee time!"

Fox: "I think Rory and I are in the same "I'm lost" mindset on the course! I want to see a birdie!!"

Lucas Glover, @Lucas_Glover_: "Not that I landed my ball on very many of them...but the greens wouldn't hold a javelin today. #tough #awesometest #failedmiserably"

Rickie Fowler, @RickieFowlerPGA: "Well...I broke 80...tomorrow is a new day!"

Louis Oosthuizen, @Louis57TM: "I am tremendously disappointed to have had to withdraw from the Open after just eight holes. The same hip problem... fb.me/2nev73Sa6"

See Joost Luiten's test of his patience after his preparation as the Open's first alternate.

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And a few tweets away from Muirfield:

Gary Player, @garyplayer: "Happy 95th Birthday Nelson Mandela. You are in our thoughts during this time & we will always be grateful for your love & leadership Madiba."

Edward Loar, @BigEinBigD: "2 50 plus guys busted 70 at the open..must not be impossible to score today"

Anya Alvarez, @anyaalvarez: "Guys complaining about pin locations when they are playing for an $8 million purse. #suckitup"

Stacy Lewis, @Stacy_Lewis: "Thanks to everyone that voted! I won my first ESPY!"

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