Golf, sports world collide on Twitter

September, 2, 2011

Every Tuesday and Friday,'s Michael Collins (@ESPNCaddie) will dive into the vast world of golf on Twitter. Covering players, caddies, wives and more, he'll share his take on the best of the best.

I have to put this first because it is so true in our age of Twitter!

@TheMarkTwain Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

We're getting pretty good at it, too!

Michael Bradley's caddie had a tough decision to make ...

@noahzelnik Fedex cup playoff or this?I'll take this

Smart choice!

Think about this for a minute ...

@4caddie Jack Nicklaus announces Labor Day event at Muirfield Village that will include slow-play penalties. Fill in your ironic punchline here ...

The one thing no one ever gives Nicklaus credit for, and he never complains about: starting the slow-play evolution/revolution. I guess when you're the greatest of all time you kinda get a pass being a really slow player.

Rocco Mediate created a big stir with his comments about Tiger's last two coaches, but some players agreed with him.

@ToddABailey I'm giving Rocco a high five tomorrow when I see him

@ToddABailey Just talked to Rocco. Gave him that high five I owed him. This just in...He doesn't seem to be a big Foley fan.

Of course there was Red Sox versus Yankees this week, too. Even a famous golf writer and avid Dodgers fan was impressed.

dougferguson405 A monster of a view.

It takes a lot to impress some people, at least those fans who have already seen big rival games.

@MikeyChr Yankees-Red Sox tonight at Fenway for the first time. Better than Duke-UNC? We'll find out...

Kevin Streelman's caddie didn't have a preference on who won but called Fenway "solid".

Duke-UNC (he's a Duke grad) ... Bro, you went to Sox-Yankees and didn't pick a side? What are you Switzerland?!

The dream continues for PGA Champion Keegan Bradley this week at home in New England.

@Keegan_Bradley #dreamcometrue

Tuesday he threw out the first pitch at Fenway and then ...

@Keegan_Bradley This is what it looks like wen your about to run out onto the field at gillette stadium #Putnamclub @ochocinco

@Keegan_Bradley On the field with the patriots. Is this real life??! #Putnamclub @ochocinco

Yep, it's real, and I'm jealous because now even tour wives are trying to hook you up with girls ...

@jwhitestallings Great job @Keegan_Bradley! Now I can find you that wife! ;)

That's fellow Red Sox fan and Greenbrier Classic champ Scott Stallings' wife, who learns quickly. Careful what you wish for, because the next tweet was:

@jwhitestallings Dear random girls tweeting me to hook u up w/ @Keegan_Bradley.... Dream on!

LOL! I had to follow up on that, and she did confirm that it was true. And I thought Tiger's bag was the most sought after job on tour. I stand corrected!

The Medal Stand

Bronze -- @GrahamDeLaet Just found myself getting angry with an automated voice at Verizon. Lucky for her she couldn't sense my sarcasm. #relax

It's getting to be that time of year. Golfers stressed out a bit more than normal.

Silver -- @elkpga (Steve Elkington) Let's see... Dave pelz... Dave Stockton ... Some psychologist Sheila @ the PGA ... Who's going to be Heftys belly putter coach..

Not only am I starting to believe Elk is not a fan of Phil (this is the "tame" tweet!), I think he is becoming the funniest golfer on Twitter and probably getting calls or emails from the tour about his stuff, which makes it even funnier!

Gold -- @tiffjoh (Tiffany Joh) sigh, I have a feeling i'll regret this...

LPGA Tour rookie rocks the mic, piano and guitar.

"She's built like a sedan, and hits it like a man. ... She beats it!"

Michael Jackson and Weird Al would be proud. Heads up Ben Crane, you've got some YouTube competition.

Michael Collins covers golf for He can be reached at

Michael Collins

ESPN Senior Writer




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