Tiger 'Still Getting The Hang' of Twitter
By Torleif Sorenson on 12/6/13
If it isn't already obvious, Tiger Woods speaks publicly only when he wants to; earlier this week Geoff Ogilvy took Woods to task over his "nothing interviews." But Golf Channel's Jason Sobel is apparently among those on better terms with Tiger. At Tiger's silly-season unofficial event (Northwestern Mutual World Challenge), someone brought up the fact that Tiger had posted on Twitter five times in two days, Woods cut off that person with a joke:
"I'm hot, aren't I?"
At least Woods later allowed that he could change this portion of his public presence:
"I grew up in a different era, and it's a little bit different for me. I'm still a little bit old school. I'm kind of getting towards it, but still not quite grasping the whole concept yet, but I'll get there eventually."
On the other hand, we have also seen where golfers ranging from Steve Elkington to Stacy Lewis have found themselves in hot water over being a little too direct for some people's taste. So, Woods' reticence on Twitter might very well be a case of discretion being the better part of valor.

Having said this, Woods tweeted twice more yesterday following the announcement of the death of former South African president and world figure Nelson Mandela, including this one:




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[ comments ]
jeremyheslop says:
Add #mandela and it would be an awesome tweet
12/6/13
 
legitimatebeef says:
Tiger Woods and I are part of a unique generation. We are just old enough to remember life before computers, but young enough to be expected to be fluent in all these mediums. So it's easy for people like Tiger (and myself) to maintain a broader perspective on some of these fads. That's why Tiger and I are maybe a little wary of going "all in" with something like Twitter.
12/6/13
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
Beef, I'm with you on that one.
12/6/13
 
legitimatebeef says:
You mean me and Tiger.
12/6/13
 
mustang6560 says:
I heard legitimatebeef and Tiger are besties.
12/6/13
 
joe jones says:
As a registered old fart Twitter and Face Book are beyond me. I not only see no need but think both can be very harmful at times.
12/6/13
 
Kurt the Knife says:
Twitter. No value added. useless AFAIC.
12/6/13
 
Kurt the Knife says:
Nothing substantive can be expressed within the constraints. My take is mostly for narcissists.
12/6/13
 
jasonfish11 says:
Kurt just to be clear are either of your last 2 posts "substantive" in your opinion?

They are both less than 140 characters, just saying.

Other than that I agree.
12/6/13
 
mmontisano says:
I think Twitter has value for corporations, celebrities, and journalism, but for every day average joe use, I don't get it.
12/6/13
 
falcon50driver says:
This website is as stantive as I care to get, and it is sometimes substantive.
12/6/13
 
Torleif Sorenson says:
#rimshot
12/6/13
 
Kurt the Knife says:
@jasonfish.
niiiice.
But I agree. not substantive. just opinion
12/9/13
 
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