Musings on Muirfield: Players get bold on Twitter

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

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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