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Tweets of the week: Lindsey lauds Tiger, Blixt swears off orange



The golf gods conspired to hand Adam Scott a win at The Barclays, as all his challengers wilted down the stretch. Scott, for his part, put together an inspired final-round 66, which neither he, nor anyone else it seemed, thought was good enough for a victory.

However, no one could match the Australian’s 273, and he stood alone at 11-under after the smoke cleared. With Scott’s win, the sixth edition of the FedExCup Playoffs are officially underway.

North of the border, amateur sensation Lydia Ko remarkably defended her title at the CN Canadian Women’s Open.

This edition of Tweets of the Week features talk of Tiger crouching (or crumbling, really) as his back spasmed, as well as comments from one half of the Creamsicle duo of Rickie Fowler and Jonas Blixt, who wore matching orange outfits Sunday at the Barclays.

First, we have Lindsey Vonn, the most dominant force in women’s downhill skiing and girlfriend to Tiger Woods, standing up for her man. Woods, who was vexed by a bad back all week, had trouble standing up after the pain of hitting a shot brought him to his knees during the final round of The Barclays. Tiger had a shot (or a putt, rather) at winning the Barclays, but his effort to tie Adam Scott came up just short and he finished in second place, a stroke back.


Bob Weeks of SCOREGolf relayed the following fact related to Lydia Ko’s impressive win at the CN Canadian Women’s Open. The 16-year-old New Zealand amateur beat out a field of professional golf’s best for her second-consecutive win at the tournament, marking the first time someone has successfully defended on the LPGA Tour since Yani Tseng two years ago at the Ricoh Women’s British Open.

And by the way, Ko’s moved into the No. 7-spot Rolex Women’s Golf Rankings. That means she’s not just the best women’s amatuer golfer by a landslide — she’s the seventh best female golfer, period.


In a spectacle that surely brought tears to the Puma brass’ eyes, Jonas Blixt elected to match Rickie Fowler’s Sunday orange with a carrot colored ensemble of his own. In fact, it was Fowler’s closet that Blixt raided, as sponsor Puma wouldn’t have been able to get the golfer an orange outfit in time for his final round.

The Swede would likely have preferred to borrow Fowler’s final-round 70, instead. Blixt fired a 10-over par 81 to plummet into a tie for 58th and tweeted the following:


Justin Rose, who had a birdie attempt on No. 18 to essentially win the tournament (which he missed) and a par putt to tie Adam Scott at 11-under (which he also missed), tweeted the following piece of timeless golf advice:

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Then, on a note entirely unrelated to tournament golf, there was this gem from tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, featuring her beau Rory McIlroy and a not-so-well-dressed friend, which seems to put to bed the rumors that the two had split, which surfaced over the weekend:


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  1. Danno

    Aug 29, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Let it go, Woods is just an ego-maniac and the media feeds into this hourly.

  2. BBGolfer

    Aug 27, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    JK nailed it – GWRX looks similar to tabloid newspaper or TMZ at this point.
    Please poll the membership on whether this type of meaningless info is desired.

    Put me down for a definitive — NO.
    Last thing … I really wish actors and athletes would just stick to performing and hit the MUTE button.
    Tired of the nonsense to be honest.

    • Ted H.

      Aug 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm

      Then don’t click on it? There’s plenty of equipment related drivel on here to satiate the boring crowd here.

  3. Johnny Kilroy

    Aug 27, 2013 at 3:40 pm


    WTF?!? Is this really the level of drivel that qualifies as news around here? Quickest way to lose your reading base is to start publishing MTV quality articles about Tiger, Lindsey, Rory and Wozniacki. Pathetic.

  4. Tim

    Aug 27, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Run Lindsey. Run away. Remember what he did to his wife? You’re just another ‘blonde’ to him.

    • Dave

      Aug 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm

      Get over it… Tiger owed nothing to you or anyone else off the golf course… frankly, what he does in his private life is none of our business. But you, like the gossipy high-schooler, Perez Hilton readers that you likely are, cannot stomach this.

      • james

        Aug 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm

        Uhhh, he owed something to his wife and kids. Failed at that pretty miserably.

        But yeah, he owes no one else.

        • PL3

          Aug 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

          You mean to tell me his wife had no idea of who he was? That his potential to stay true to his colors, the same colors he used to collar her, where not always in the back of her mind? C’mon, you should be smarter than that. She was eagerly and patiently awaiting her pay-day… Cha-Ching! It was part of her plan ALL ALONG! Just track her behavior after the split!

          • stephenf

            Aug 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm

            That’s a wonderful ability you have to read the mind of somebody you don’t even know, there.

      • stephenf

        Aug 28, 2013 at 12:46 pm

        Is that right? What if he had molested children in his “private life”?

        Or is it that you just don’t think serial adultery — betraying, dishonoring, and humiliating your wife and children — is all that big a deal, as long as you get your golf entertainment fix?

      • stephenf

        Aug 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm

        And incidentally, Woods himself, the Tour, and the sponsors for both couldn’t make ENOUGH out of his wonderful private life with his beautiful wife and kids, when it was making them money. Photos, video features, the whole nine yards. It was only after the cheating became public that they, and people like you, started screaming about how the “private life” didn’t matter and we should just stay out of it. (Until the “sex-addiction rehab” was over, at least.)

        Besides, nobody but 14-year-olds and people with the MTV-generation mentality use the “it’s his private life” excuse anyway. For one thing, marriage is a public institution with public benefits, starting but certainly not ending with taxation. For another, adultery is still a crime in most, if not all, states, and therefore is by definition a “public” matter. And for another, pretty much every sponsorship contract in history has the equivalent of a moral turpitude clause that allows the company a way out if the player pulls something like Woods did, and the company perceives that it’s hurting them. That is a recognition of the fact that the public certainly believes it has a legitimate interest in such behavior.

        Meanwhile, you and those like you use this “private life” thing as if it was an argument of “kind” — that is, if it excluded anything in that category. But it doesn’t. It’s a false argument, because there are certainly things he could do behind closed doors that would legitimately affect even _your_ opinion of him. The truth is, you can’t admit, or just don’t see, that this is an argument of degree, not kind, and that it comes down to the fact that as with so many other pro athletes, you’re willing to look past serial adultery so your player gets to keep playing. As in, serial adultery just isn’t as bad as other things Woods could’ve been doing in his “private life,” so you don’t want to worry about it.

        Meanwhile, we have a game that was supposed to be about more than just hitting a ball and scoring low. It was supposed to be about character and conduct, too. Do you seriously not care at all about that? Do you see this as just another pro sport like basketball, for instance, where a premier player can be guilty of either rape or cheating (depending on whose version of the facts is true), and anybody who objects to either is shouted down? That’s what you think this game should be?

        • chowchow

          Aug 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm

          Are you that horrified at Tom Watson’s fooling around as you are of Tiger’s? What about Watson’s drug and alcohol use, is that ok with you “stevenf”? Or Phil Michelson’s gambling habit “stevenf”?

      • BigBoy

        Aug 29, 2013 at 6:40 am

        i couldn’t stomach micheal jackson

  5. james

    Aug 27, 2013 at 3:59 am

    “my man is the toughest golfer on the planet”

    wow, what a compliment.

    • Ty

      Aug 27, 2013 at 7:04 am

      Can you read? I’m not a Tiger fan so not used to defending him or anyone associated with him, but that’s not what the tweet says or implies…except maybe in your mind.

    • John

      Aug 27, 2013 at 7:33 am

      “Toughest person I know”
      Sound a little closer?

  6. Darrell

    Aug 27, 2013 at 12:55 am

    looks like Tigers Super Happy with Linsey-Great for his Focus on the Links .

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