Socially speaking: LPGA's best
With the 2014 U.S. Women's Open behind us, we decided to take a look at some of the LPGA's best and brightest. In 140 characters or fewer and Earlybird filter usage, that is. Here are our favorite social media moments from the year's second major tournament.
Michelle Wie | @TheMichelleWie | Ranking: 7
On Sunday, Michelle Wie won her first major title, found a creative way to please one of her many sponsors, became a Twitter trending topic AND showed off her friendship with PGA stars Rickie Fowler and Keegan Bradley. NO BIG DEAL OR ANYTHING.
Suzann Pettersen | @suzannpettersen | Ranking: 4
Just because Michelle Wie has now won a major, it doesn't make her immune from embarrassing photos of her being posted on social media. Suzann Pettersen clearly wanted to make sure she didn't forget this.
Lexi Thompson | @Lexi | Ranking: 5
Lexi Thompson, who held the record for youngest player to qualify for the U.S. Women's Open until 11-year-old Lucy Li eclipsed it last month, somehow managed to put her "BUT SHE STOLE MY RECORD!" feelings to the side as she smiled and posed with the preteen phenom before their practice round on Wednesday.
Christina Kim | @TheChristinaKim | Ranking: 53
Christina Kim found a way to prove her awesomely supportive friend status despite not being anywhere near Pinehurst on Sunday with two simple, yet perfect, tweets.
OMG YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS- Christina Kim (@TheChristinaKim) June 22, 2014
I am SO DAMN PROUD OF @themichellewie! OUR NATIONAL CHAMPION! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS- Christina Kim (@TheChristinaKim) June 22, 2014
Jessica Korda | @JessicaKorda | Ranking: 18
Jessica Korda showed her close friendship status with the newly crowned national champion with a congratulatory tweet, complete with inside joke and Jason Derulo song lyric. If that doesn't say BFF, I don't know what does.
Danielle Kang | @DanielleKang | Ranking: 141
Like many golfers at Pinehurst, Danielle Kang struggled with her putting throughout the weekend. Unlike most of her peers, however, Kang turned to her brother and a bottle of NyQuil in hopes of improving her short game. So that's different.
Cindy LaCrosse | @CindyLaCrosse | Ranking: 247
Cindy LaCrosse may not have been playing at the U.S. Women's Open, but that didn't stop her from having an impact on the final result. No, she didn't pull a Donald from "Happy Gilmore" but she did write "Go Wiezy" on a chalkboard for the entire final round. Of course, that helped lift Wie to victory. OF COURSE.
Sandra Gal | @TheSandraGal | Ranking: 46
Before the U.S. Women's Open got under way on Thursday, Sandra Gal provided a valuable public service announcement to her fellow golfers by finding and identifying the LEAST FUN BUILDING on the grounds. Needless to say, Gal brought her food and drinks elsewhere throughout the weekend.