Monday musings: Golfers' day via Twitter
Monday's musings from the world of golf were varied – and creative. Here are a few highlights from the Twitter feeds of top pros and figures of the game:
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The NCAA men's basketball tournament and its trademark March Madness seeped into notable golfers' Twitter timelines:
Dustin Johnson, @DJohnsonPGA: "So cool to see my CCU Chants headed to the Big Dance!! Playing Virginia won't be easy but Coach Ellis has a great squad!!! #MarchMadness14"
JJ Henry, @jjhenrygolf: "Who else on the Wich St Shockers bandwagon? Select Committee did them no favors but I'm all about the "little engine that could" #ShockEm"
Hunter Mahan, @HunterMahan: "SMU not making the NCAA tournament is a travesty and embarrassing."
ASUmensgolf, @asumensgolf: RT @ASU_Baseball, "Congrats to @SunDevilHoops on their NCAA Tournament bid! Time to take it to Bevo #SunDevilPride"
Ben Kohles, @knohles: "HOOS on top!!! ACC Champs lets go! If that doesn't deserve a #1 seed I don't know what does"
Idaho Vandals, @Idaho_Vandals: "Today is #SelectionMonday @VandalsWBB will learn their destination for the @NCAAWomensBKB Tourney when the selection show airs @ 4pm on ESPN"
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St. Patrick’s Day eclipsed the tourney as the topic of the morning:
Greg Norman, @SharkGregNorman: "To all the gr8 Irish out there Happy St Paddy's day. All those who want to be Irish, enjoy everything green & have fun. #lovetheIrishspirit"
Stephanie Dittmer, @AJGADittmer: Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Since green is my fav color & it's my little sister's birthday, St. Patty's Day is one of my favorite holidays!
Natalie Gulbis, @natalie_gulbis: “Happy St Patricks Day everyone!!”
Blair O’Neal, @blaironeal: “Happy St. Patricks Day #PinchMe"
AJGA, @AJGAGolf: “Happy St. Patty's day! We are feeling festive and fortunate at headquarters today. pic.twitter.com/5RivQfjuSk”
Kim Kaufman, @KimKaufmanGolf: “Happy #StPatricksDay! Going green for the #IOA Classic media day. #symetra #loudmouth pic.twitter.com/QGyuNWLmHj"
Trump National Doral, @TrumpDoral: “May #StPatricksDay bring you luck on the course today!”
Peter Williamson, @PW_Golf: "St Patricks Day was made for my wardrobe #GoBigGreen"
Meg Mallon, @MegMallonUSA: "Happy St. Paddys Day and a very Happy Birthday to @MiaHamm"
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Many golfers congratulated John Senden on his big win; here are just a few:
Graeme McDowell, @Graeme_McDowell: “Great playing @JohnSendenGolf in Tampa today. Quality player.”
Brandt Snedeker, @BrandtSnedeker: “Congrats to @JonCurranGolf and @JohnSendenGolf on their great wins today.. Both a long time overdue!!!”
Scott Langley, @Scott_Langley: “Days like yesterday are why I play the game, and to have a chance coming down the stretch was a lot of fun. Hats off to Sendo on a... Fantastic closing stretch and W. I'm grateful for everyone's support and it means so much to me!”
Gary Player, @garyplayer: “Congratulations @JohnSendenGolf on your victory at the @ValsparChamp for your 2nd @PGATour win. Happy to see you back on top the leaderboard”
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A few congratulated Charley Hull on hers, too:
Roger Chapman, @ROGERCHAPMAN1: "@HullCharley Congrats on your first of many wins, what a way to do it #class @WoburnGC"
Lydia Ko, @Lko424: “@HullCharley congrats on your win Charley! Great final round x #winner”
AJGA, @AJGAGolf: "It's been a big week for #JrSolheimCup alums. Former European team member Charley Hull notched her first LET title. http://bit.ly/1kC9Cuy"
And Charley responded in kind:
Charley hull, @HullCharley: "Feels good guys. Thank you for all the messages. Can't wait for my next event! :)"
Hull: "@Lko424 thanks Lydia!!! See you soon x"
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A few golfers expressed thanks for support by friends, family and fans:
Ally McDonald, @allymc10: “Thank you to everyone who has sent me congratulatory tweets and msgs over the past few days! Such a blessing to be supported by y'all!”
Jonathan Byrd, @JByrdpga: “Thank you to all my friends, family, and fans who have been praying for me during my injury and medical extension. I have felt so loved and... Humbled by everyone's encouragement! Grateful to God for the others to walk through the valleys and peeks of life. Grateful for all my... Faithful friends! #abundantlife”
Mark Calcavecchia, @MarkCalc: “Tks for the well wishes. Think I had a bout w the Noravirus. Had all the symptoms. On 3rd day just starting to feel better.”
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As is the norm, a couple of players found travel trouble:
Kathleen Ekey, @KTEkey: “Please #handlewithcare @united. Drivers work best when in one piece...I don't think glue will fix this… instagram.com/p/lpWvt8TLlX/”
Karrie Webb, @Karrie_Webb: "Dear @TSA I totally get that you have 2 search bags. Would it kill u tho, to respect my property & return it the way it was packed?"
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Other random topics:
Jason Dufner, @JasonDufner: "Lemme take a selfie!! pic.twitter.com/GNuEgya5E"
Scott Langley, @Scott_Langley" "The rumors are true..if @LukeDonald is in a bunker he's getting it up and down...from anywhere! Watched some high quality golf yesterday."
Luke Donald, @LukeDonald: "@Scott_Langley haha thx Scott, routine par for you on the last too! Nice work"
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño, @gfcgolf: "@Acanizares10 e @Ingridbanochova buscaros un hotel! pic.twitter.com/pIjU63o0ZN"
Chapman: "Had a little earthquake tremor this morning whole hotel shook for about 10 seconds"
Scott Gardiner, @gards76: "Just going to wait for the snow to melt & then I'll go practice!