Twitter launched in March 2006. Twelve years and more than 335 million registered users later, Phil Mickelson has finally signed-up.
The @PhilMickelson account appeared today – and it’s blue ticked, so you know it’s the real deal.
At the time of posting this story, Mickelson had only tweeted once but had managed to include an “@” mention and a GIF. Throw in a couple of hashtags and you’d think he was as seasoned a pro on social media as he is on the PGA Tour.
He followed up with this:
I am about to tee off in the Pro Am for the Northern Trust. Excited to start and excited to Tweet!— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) August 22, 2018
The ‘on brand’ guy that he is, Mickelson has gone with a black and white version of his own ‘Jumpman’ logo as his avatar, whilst his bio simply reads: “Husband . Father . Golfer . Lefty”
We’ll excuse the rubbish punctuation – he’s new to this after all.
The 48-year-old’s brother and caddie Tim also tweeted to confirm that the account is the real deal and belongs to the five-time major winning left-hander.
I guess anything is possible! Phil’s officially on Twitter. Go give him a follow @PhilMickelson— Tim Mickelson (@goodwalkspoiled) August 22, 2018
Got Twitter? Go give him a follow. Just don’t necessarily expect him to reciprocate. So far, he has only followed ten accounts, including @PGATour, @KPMG, @CallawayGolf and, of course, @MizzenAndMain, the company behind those shirts and that advert.