Monday musings: Golfers' day via Twitter

Charley Hull, with an LET win in Morocco recently, has continued her strong play since last year's Solheim Cup (shown here).
Charley Hull, with an LET win in Morocco recently, has continued her strong play since last year's Solheim Cup (shown here). ( Associated Press )

Monday, March 17, 2014

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.”

Kim Kaufman, @KimKaufmanGolf: “Happy #StPatricksDay! Going green for the #IOA Classic media day. #symetra #loudmouth"

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."

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…

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!!"

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!"

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! readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.