Monday, September 27, 2010
Corey Pavin Bans Twitter During Ryder Cup Week
It is one of those decisions that will make a select group of people upset for a short amount of time. Corey Pavin, in an attempt to keep his team "all Ryder, all the time," has decided to pull the Twittering for this week.
While a lot of the players are on Twitter, this is really pointed at Bubba Watson and Stewart Cink, who seem to be the most interactive golfers on the web. Cink, who dresses up his insight with humor and wit, is the one missing out the most, because I'm sure there would be some funny things this week that he'd be willing to send out, and fans will miss out on all the "thank u" and "your welcome (sic)" messages from Watson. Other than that, it shouldn't be that big of a deal to the players.
So, as fans sitting back in the states, wondering what is really going on, should we be upset?
Nah. I could see why people wouldn't be a big fan of this move, but how many pictures do we really want of Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods going after each other on the ping-pong table? And what if that pic of them player accidentally had the scoreboard in the background with the pairings for Thursday on it? Then, Pavin's plot is foiled.
I'm sure this is more of a move by Pavin to save his own face than it is a move to give the Regular Joes in all of this the shaft. This is the first Ryder Cup with Twitter being such a big deal, and I'm sure stuff like this will happen in the future.
Now, just promise me he isn't banning LinkedIn!!