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Pro golfers.....step away from the Twitter apps

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On occasion, golfers get into trouble via twitter (looking at you Zinger!), normally for acting as if they are out of touch with the 'common man'.  Rarely, do you see 3 gents get in hot water on the same day, though.

http://espn.go.com/golf/pgachampionship13/story/_/id/9559921/2013-pga-championship-lee-westwood-apologizes-harsh-twitter-rant

http://espn.go.com/golf/pgachampionship13/story/_/id/9557465/2013-pga-championship-jeff-overton-tweets-bitterness-missing-major

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/golf-devil-ball-golf/howard-stern-ian-poulter-brought-together-twitter-idiot-004620897.html

While Poulter's wasn't bad at all, Overton comes off as a sniveling kid that's venting about not being invited to the party.  Also, the factual inaccuracies and his grand total of ZERO top 10 finishes in majors make his case about as strong as wet toilet tissue.

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Originally Posted by ElWagonne

On occasion, golfers get into trouble via twitter (looking at you Zinger!), normally for acting as if they are out of touch with the 'common man'.  Rarely, do you see 3 gents get in hot water on the same day, though.

http://espn.go.com/golf/pgachampionship13/story/_/id/9559921/2013-pga-championship-lee-westwood-apologizes-harsh-twitter-rant

http://espn.go.com/golf/pgachampionship13/story/_/id/9557465/2013-pga-championship-jeff-overton-tweets-bitterness-missing-major

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/golf-devil-ball-golf/howard-stern-ian-poulter-brought-together-twitter-idiot-004620897.html

While Poulter's wasn't bad at all, Overton comes off as a sniveling kid that's venting about not being invited to the party.  Also, the factual inaccuracies and his grand total of ZERO top 10 finishes in majors make his case about as strong as wet toilet tissue.

Oh geez, Poulter picked on the wrong guy. He is going to hear "Baba Booey" every thime he swings his club in the States now.

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Originally Posted by ElWagonne

...While Poulter's wasn't bad at all, Overton comes off as a sniveling kid that's venting about not being invited to the party.  Also, the factual inaccuracies and his grand total of ZERO top 10 finishes in majors make his case about as strong as wet toilet tissue.

Yeah, not a flattering article, especially the part where rules officials allowed players to use the practice green during the Colonial round, Overton assumed that somehow meant *all* rules were off the table, so blames officials for his DQ for use of a training aid. Then says that DQ was what kept him out of the PGA Championship. No Jeff, being 154th in OWGR (when you needed to be top 100), and being 113 in the money standings (when you needed to be top 70) is what kept you out.

In the words of Jim Colbert quoted at the end of that article, "Play better."

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Lee Westwood - Had a moment, and apologized.  I can accept that.

Jeff Overton - Who? What? Where? When?

Ian Poulter - He has a point!!

That's my quick assessment

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As Jim Rome always says - *twitter is a loaded gun* - you can not erase something once it hits the internet

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Originally Posted by Deryck Griffith

Lee Westwood - Had a moment, and apologized.  I can accept that.

Jeff Overton - Who? What? Where? When?

Ian Poulter - He has a point!!

That's my quick assessment

lol, yep exactly.  Jeff Overton... who?

I can't blame Poulter and Westwood, they are 100% correct.  It's supposed to be a gentlemens game and the kinda screaming and crap that's allowed just screams immature and childish.  The "fans" at tour events have really become a joke.  Twice I saw on TV errant tee shots picked up by little kids who dashed to the ball like it's a foul ball at a ballgame.  Sorry, but teach your kids if you're going to take them to a golf tournament you DO NOT pick up the golf balls.  And the PGA should start placing pressure on the tournaments and security services at these events to get rid of the people who want to do this.  Players have become accustomed to roars in the background as they hit their ball on another hole... but probably not hearing "MASHED POTATOES" in the middle of their backswing 1 hole over

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It wouldnt be the first time that Poulter said something stupid on Twitter.

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