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The Big Three of Pro-Golf & Their Use of Social Media

 

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Guest Blog Written by: Evan Standohar

The Big Three of Golf

The new era of golf has arrived and it’s ready to be displayed for years to come. Jordan Spieth, Rory Mcllroy, and Jason Day have shown this past season that they are the face of the PGA Tour. The summer of 2015 was an exciting one with Jordan Spieth capturing two of the four major championships, while Jason Day finally broke through with a major win at the PGA Championship. Rory Mcllroy did not have a great of summer like he did in 2014, but he did contend well in three out of the four majors this year.

Before the ‘Big Three’ of Spieth, Mcilroy, and Day there was a ‘Big Two’. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson paved the path for these three young gentlemen. Tiger and Phil combined for 19 career major championship wins (Tiger 14, Phil 5). These two are past their prime years and are fading very quickly from the game. The game of golf has been saved by the emergence of Jordan Spieth, Rory Mcllroy, and Jason Day.

Pro Golfers & Social Media

When it comes to using social media and expressing what is on their mind, Spieth, Mcllroy, and Day are not afraid to post. This also shows it is a new generation of golfers by how they use social media to connect with fans. Spieth, Mcllroy, and Day are known to go on Twitter and Instagram to express how they feel about golf or what is going on in their life. Spieth is known for posting tweets about his alma matter Texas, while Mcilroy and Day post tweets or pictures of events that are going on in their everyday life. Either way these three young professionals are very active in the social media game.

On the other hand Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson do not use social media as much as the younger players. Phil does not have a Twitter or Instagram account while Tiger does have both, but uses it less often. Tiger Woods started to use social media more after his 2009 sex scandal, in an attempt to save his public image. He is known to express information first on his own website which is www.tigerwoods.com and then his Facebook account. Tiger Woods does not tweet that much with only 445 tweets, but has over 4.8 million followers. This stat alone shows that people are still interested in what Tiger has to say.

 

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