Golf is an individual sport that shows mental toughness, preparation, and a will to win. It is also a game of emotion that can be seen with a reaction from sinking a 50-foot putt to win. Many PGA golfers take to Twitter to show their personalities that fans do not see on the course. Each player shows something unique and connects with fans in different ways through their own humor, giveaways and prizes, marketing approaches, or the interaction between other golfers. So in honor of the U.S. Open Championship beginning June 12, here are six PGA golfers that you should follow on Twitter:
1. Ian Poulter | @IanJamesPoulter
This guy is hilarious. With almost 16,000 tweets, if you give him a follow you may just wind up with a pass to the next PGA Tour event. His tweets consist of his generosity, marketable approach, and his laugh out loud humor. His relationship with Lee Westwood is very unique; one might even call it a bromance.
You keeping that sofa warm 4 us @WestwoodLee I don’t think today’s will be the last delay here this week at the St. Jude. Summer in Memphis
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) June 5, 2014
2. Bubba Watson | @bubbawatson
Bubba is one of the most active golfers on Twitter sending out more than 44,000 tweets. He also has one of the largest followings with more than 1.2 million followers. He too does a lot of giveaways and gives companies great publicity. Bubba posts plenty of pictures of what he’s doing off the course. You can see him attending Clippers games as well as making himself at home at the Florida Senate’s office showing off his green jacket that he won this year at the Masters.
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 25, 2014
3. Jason Dufner | @JasonDufner
Outside of golf, Dufner is a huge sports fan. He’s been seen with NBA MVP Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook during this year’s NBA playoffs. While he’s not always in attendance, Jason is pretty comical posting live tweets during the games. Even though he may not show much emotion on the golf course, he definitely provides people with laughs and opportunities to play golf with him, making him worth the follow.
When we score more points then the other team, we are a very dangerous team. #dointerviewslikemagictweets
— Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner) June 9, 2014
4. Graeme McDowell | @Graeme_McDowel
McDowell is great at responding to his fans almost daily. He is constantly answering questions and responding to his fans’ mentions. Using the hashtag #RBCMcDowell, fans can win items weekly that include signed hats, shirts, and clubs.
— Graeme McDowell (@Graeme_McDowell) June 4, 2014
5. Rickie Fowler | @RickieFowlerPGA
Fowler is great at showing off his Puma products and representing for other brands. His marketing influence reaches hundreds of thousands of fans, making Fowler a great candidate to represent and market a brand or product. Posting a lot of pictures makes Fowler’s Twitter account come to life, allowing fans to see his fun lifestyle.
— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowlerPGA) June 2, 2014
6. Rory McIlroy | @McIlroyRory
Rory keeps it real. He frequently posts about his golf game, whether it’s the ups or the downs. He’s the first one to admit when and where he needs work. Although golf is an individual sport, Rory has shown his support and recognizes many PGA players through Twitter as he admires their golf game. With almost two million Twitter followers, McIlroy is one of the most followed golfers on the PGA tour.
If only I could get myself in better positions after 2 days! Another top 10 and another good weekend! Plenty of positives going forward! — Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) May 11, 2014
Very happy for Martin! One of the nicest guys on tour… Clutch putt on 17! Major champ, Ryder cup winner and players champ.. #bigtimeplayer
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) May 12, 2014