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Friday, September 2, 2011
Golf, sports world collide on Twitter

Every Tuesday and Friday,'s Michael Collins (@ESPNCaddie) will dive into the vast world of golf on Twitter. Covering players, caddies, wives and more, he'll share his take on the best of the best.

I have to put this first because it is so true in our age of Twitter!

@TheMarkTwain Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

We're getting pretty good at it, too!

Michael Bradley's caddie had a tough decision to make ...

@noahzelnik Fedex cup playoff or this?I'll take this

Smart choice!

Think about this for a minute ...

@4caddie Jack Nicklaus announces Labor Day event at Muirfield Village that will include slow-play penalties. Fill in your ironic punchline here ...

The one thing no one ever gives Nicklaus credit for, and he never complains about: starting the slow-play evolution/revolution. I guess when you're the greatest of all time you kinda get a pass being a really slow player.

Rocco Mediate created a big stir with his comments about Tiger's last two coaches, but some players agreed with him.

@ToddABailey I'm giving Rocco a high five tomorrow when I see him

@ToddABailey Just talked to Rocco. Gave him that high five I owed him. This just in...He doesn't seem to be a big Foley fan.

Of course there was Red Sox versus Yankees this week, too. Even a famous golf writer and avid Dodgers fan was impressed.

dougferguson405 A monster of a view.

It takes a lot to impress some people, at least those fans who have already seen big rival games.

@MikeyChr Yankees-Red Sox tonight at Fenway for the first time. Better than Duke-UNC? We'll find out...

Kevin Streelman's caddie didn't have a preference on who won but called Fenway "solid".

Duke-UNC (he's a Duke grad) ... Bro, you went to Sox-Yankees and didn't pick a side? What are you Switzerland?!

The dream continues for PGA Champion Keegan Bradley this week at home in New England.

@Keegan_Bradley #dreamcometrue

Tuesday he threw out the first pitch at Fenway and then ...

@Keegan_Bradley This is what it looks like wen your about to run out onto the field at gillette stadium #Putnamclub @ochocinco

@Keegan_Bradley On the field with the patriots. Is this real life??! #Putnamclub @ochocinco

Yep, it's real, and I'm jealous because now even tour wives are trying to hook you up with girls ...

@jwhitestallings Great job @Keegan_Bradley! Now I can find you that wife! ;)

That's fellow Red Sox fan and Greenbrier Classic champ Scott Stallings' wife, who learns quickly. Careful what you wish for, because the next tweet was:

@jwhitestallings Dear random girls tweeting me to hook u up w/ @Keegan_Bradley.... Dream on!

LOL! I had to follow up on that, and she did confirm that it was true. And I thought Tiger's bag was the most sought after job on tour. I stand corrected!

The Medal Stand

Bronze -- @GrahamDeLaet Just found myself getting angry with an automated voice at Verizon. Lucky for her she couldn't sense my sarcasm. #relax

It's getting to be that time of year. Golfers stressed out a bit more than normal.

Silver -- @elkpga (Steve Elkington) Let's see... Dave pelz... Dave Stockton ... Some psychologist Sheila @ the PGA ... Who's going to be Heftys belly putter coach..

Not only am I starting to believe Elk is not a fan of Phil (this is the "tame" tweet!), I think he is becoming the funniest golfer on Twitter and probably getting calls or emails from the tour about his stuff, which makes it even funnier!

Gold -- @tiffjoh (Tiffany Joh) sigh, I have a feeling i'll regret this...

LPGA Tour rookie rocks the mic, piano and guitar.

"She's built like a sedan, and hits it like a man. ... She beats it!"

Michael Jackson and Weird Al would be proud. Heads up Ben Crane, you've got some YouTube competition.

Michael Collins covers golf for He can be reached at