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Tiger Twitter updates from Bethpage

Updated: June 23, 2009, 12:16 PM ET
By DJ Gallo | Page 2

Golf is considered by many to be old, stodgy, conservative. Not exactly a fertile ground for new social media technologies.

But that hasn't stopped LPGA commissioner Carolyn Bivens from encouraging her players to post updates on Twitter during play.

It's a bold idea, although one that probably won't be accepted until the face of golf signs on.

What would in-round tweets from Tiger Woods look like?

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Nick Laham/Getty ImagesWith the rain, Tiger would have plenty of time to hop on his Twitter account.

THE_REAL_ELDRICK

Hit my drive much, much lower than I intended. Whoops. Hoping the announcers referred to it as a "stinger."
about 5 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Have the Sunday red established. Thinking about always wearing a Thursday grayish blue with white piping. Thoughts?
about 5 hours ago from TwitterBerry

I'd better be getting a cut of the sales on Rocco Mediate's new book.
about 5 hours ago from TwitterBerry

There is a family of bluebirds in a nest behind the green. Won't stop chirping. Hard to concentrate.
about 4 hours ago from TwitterBerry

RT @TigerCaddie: They r dead now. @THE_REAL_ELDRICK: There is a family of bluebirds in a nest behind the green...
about 4 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Nice. That birdie puts me within 3 of the leaders. Wonder what the headlines say right now. Tiger lurking?
about 3 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Tiger stalking?
about 3 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Tiger in the hunt?
about 3 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Tiger on the prowl?
about 3 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Tiger stalk-lurking?
about 3 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Tiger in the prowl?
about 3 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Tiger on the stalk?
about 3 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Tiger prowlurking?
about 3 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Tiger headline! Click here! ???
about 3 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Wondering whether most of my gallery would go elsewhere if it knew Elin was at home with the kids.
about 2 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Tucked a 1-iron tight to the hole for a gimme. Just sayin': Your move, God.
about 2 hours ago from TwitterBerry

#twitterruinsgolfmovies Kevin Costner = John Daly. But not fat.
about 2 hours ago from TwitterBerry

FORE!
about 2 hours ago from TwitterBerry

Whoops. Probably should have yelled that instead of tweeting it. Signed golf ball will make victim forget about all that blood.
about 2 hours ago from TwitterBerry

I have now missed back-to-back fairways. Maybe Michelle Wie IS the next Tiger Woods!
about 2 hours ago from TwitterBerry

RT @TheVijayWay: LOL! Girls=stoopid. RT @THE_REAL_ELDRICK: I have now missed back-to-back fairways. Maybe Michelle Wie IS the next Tiger Woods!
about 2 hours ago from TwitterBerry

#twitterruinsgolfmovies Will Smith is a caddie for golf, life.
about 1 hour ago from TwitterBerry

Nice guy. And not so high-pitched and squeaky on Twitter. RT @TheGoldenBear: Best of luck to the entire field at the U.S. Open.
about 1 hour ago from TwitterBerry

These Bethpage crowds are rowdy! Sometimes their golf claps have degenerated into regular applause.
about 1 hour ago from TwitterBerry

RT @RogerFederer: Just enjoyed a close, comfortable shave.
about 55 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

People make fun of my first name, Eldrick. But did you know my middle name is Tont? Eldrick not as funny now, huh?
about 45 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

#twitterruinsgolfmovies Gophers are a menace. Bad sequels even more so.
about 35 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

Pumping fist. Screaming. Eagling.
about 20 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

WOOOO! Just chipped in for birdie on 18! I'm in the lead!
about 10 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

Gah! Messed up moment with extremely awkward high five with my caddie. We always forget to practice those!
about 9 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

Doffing cap to crowd. Hoping I don't look too bald.
about 7 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

In the lead after Day 1. @TheField is now following @THE_REAL_ELDRICK: LOL.
about 1 minute ago from TwitterBerry

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