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Bird Calls

May 18, 2009
May 18, 2009

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May 18, 2009

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
Inside: THE WEEK IN SPORTS
BASEBALL
NBA PLAYOFFS
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Bird Calls

Micro-blogging started small on the PGA Tour. Now it's spreading

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This is an article from the May 18, 2009 issue

SI gleaned thefollowing private-account Tweets from players, caddies, trainers, club reps,wives, secretaries of player agents—and from thin air—during Players week.

YellowLamborghini(Stuart Appleby): Glad they got another sponsor for Kapalua. I can't afford tolose that annuity.

GEE-OFF (GeoffOgilvy): Why is a Korean television network broadcasting a Tour event? Hopingto platform their U.S. brand?

iWENTtoDUKE (JoeOgilvie): Brother, their checks will be just as liquid as Mercedes'. Just nocar for the winner. But the C-series depreciates 54% the minute you takedelivery anyway.

ForeRIGHT (TigerWoods): I still won't play.

ExPGA_JohnDaly(John Daly): Hey boys, I can almost smell the chain restaurants and exhaustfumes on A1A. Wish I was there—hawking crap.

Cheeseheadforlife(Jerry Kelly)@ExPGA_JohnDaly: Long John, caught those round 2 slacks on GolfChannel. Did Charo design those for you, big guy?

ExPGA_JohnDaly@Cheeseheadforlife: My homage to pina coladas. I don't miss 'em.Thank you Lap Band!

MAJORless (KennyPerry): Who's the comedian who paired me with Cabrera? Awkward!

ElPato (AngelCabrera): Bébete un Rioja y càlmate.

stewartcink(Stewart Cink): So nice to see my peers joining Twitter. Anyone else have169,000 followers? Tiger? Anyone? Didn't think so.

ForeRIGHT@stewartcink: True Cinky. I don't have the spare time for that kind ofstuff or to sit through things like Tour policy board meetings.

stewartcink@ForeRIGHT: They are tedious. Especially since we spend most of ourtime trying to figure out how to get you to play more often.

NotThurston(Charles Howell): When Veej and I were waiting on 8 tee today he told me wemight lose 6 to 7 tournaments next year?

i.look.goodINwhiteBELTS (Phil Mickelson): Sounds like Tiger and I won't have toworry about adding any events next year.

TrueTemperMan(Pat Perez): I just tore up my Marquis Jet card.

ilookgoodINwhiteBELTS@TrueTemperMan: What's a Marquis Jet card? If you don'town, you might as well fly commercial.;)

LineDancer(Justin Leonard): Honey, have you gotten to the outlet mall yet? Stick to thesale racks at the Louis V store. Happy Mothers Day!

IMGWhippingBOY(Anthony Kim): Maybe I should have joined the European tour full time?

iWENTtoDUKE: Calmdown boys, the Commish will handle it. If he doesn't, I'll take the job. Itwould be nice to get a raise.

SPIDERMAN (CamiloVillegas): I was just in the locker room. Anyone else think that lighting isvery unflattering?

BOCAGRANDE(Sergio García): Yes, it's so unfair.

UnderwearModel(Henrik Stenson): I ? TPC Sawgrass!

GOLF MAGAZINE TOP 100 TEACHERS POLL

THE SKINS GAME HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR 2009. WILL YOUMISS IT?

No 86%
Yes 14%

FURST FOUR
Tom Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer played in the firstSkins Game in 1983.

"Not unlike the persimmon driver, its day has comeand gone."
--Paul Marchand, Shadow Hawk

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