Ryder Cup captains Colin Montgomery and Corey Pavin have slapped a Twitter and Facebook ban on their teams during this year’s tournament at Celtic Manor, Wales. This is a preventative measure on both parts, designed to stop the leaking of information to media and fans alike.
The ban will also stop players from posting embarrassing updates and status reports. Last month, English cricket international Kevin Pietersen embarrassed himself and his selectors by complaining about his non-selection for the one-day series against Pakistan via Twitter. Nice one, Kev!
If Twitter is banned for the Ryder Cup, we would miss out on some Tweet gems such as:
“Tiger missed out on a hole-in-one but finished with a 69. Some guys get all the luck.” Luke Donald.
“Hey Colin! Who ate all the pies?” Corey Pavin
“Fuck off, Pavin! Call me Mrs Doubtfire again and I’ll cut you a new one.” Colin (Mrs Doubtfire) Montgomery
“BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! SOB!” Sergio Garcia
“Keep your fucking hands away from my wife, Woods.” Lee Westwood.
“I wouldn’t touch her with yours, Lee.” Tiger Woods.
“We’ll win by 18 points to 12.” Ian Poulter.
“It’s a 28 point tournament, you Muppet.” Ross Fisher.
“At last, England loves a German.” Martin Kaymer.
“No we don’t. You’re only here because you won the USPGA, you Kraut!” Miguel Angel Jiminez.
“Is the bar open yet?” Graham McDowell.