Welcome to Social Eyes (see what we did there?), your essential weekly round-up of the best of social media action in the golfing world!
First up, a lesson for all Twitter trolls - don’t mess with Jason Dufner. He will remember you and he will win.
Before Christmas, Dufner offered this great retort after winning the Franklin Templeton Shootout (an unofficial PGA Tour event) with Brandt Snedeker.
— Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner) December 20, 2015
And, after grabbing his first win since the 2013 US PGA Championship on Sunday at the CareerBuilder Challenge, Dufner remembered @CarsonWilmer’s tweet and went back to haunt him.
@CarsonWilmer another one.. pic.twitter.com/x9SUTLza2x — Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner) January 25, 2016
The lad's response: 'My motivation was key'. If you say so, mate. If you say so.
Sticking with Dufner, a vital moment in his win was this shot off the rocks on the 17th at PGA West…
He was warned not to try it live on Twitter at the time by fellow PGA Tour pro Chesson Hadley, who had found himself in a similar predicament earlier in the week only for this to happen…
So, after Dufner’s remarkable shot, it only seemed fair for Hadley to seek some advice.
Congrats @JasonDufner on the win. You will have to show me the shot off the rocks on 17 sometime. — Chesson Hadley (@chessonhadley) January 25, 2016
Rickie Fowler's win in Abu Dhabi lifted him up to No.4 in the world, leaving the youngest of the current top four, world No.1 Jordan Spieth, to jibe Jason Day, McIlroy and Fowler after this tweet from Jason Sobel.
@JasonSobelESPN wow they must be old
— Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) January 24, 2016
Speaking of age, it continues to be no barrier for eight-time major winner Tom Watson who beat his age of 66 in the second round of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship on the Champions’ Tour.
Made a field goal in my first round of the year! @pgatourchampions
Posted by Tom Watson on Friday, 22 January 2016
Watson, of course, was much-maligned as US Ryder Cup captain in 2014 and, looking ahead to this year’s match, Team Europe skipper Darren Clarke currently has these nine guys in the automatic qualifying spots.
Is there any chance that Padraig Harrington could make the team for the match? Well, the three-time major winner can certainly perform a trickshot, even if it was ‘unexpected’.
Unexpected trick shot. pic.twitter.com/LKt1uKHMht
— Padraig Harrington (@padraig_h) January 26, 2016
Lee Westwood will also be hoping for a team spot at Hazeltine. In Abu Dhabi last week, where he missed the cut, he was presented with this rather random gift of a painted melon with the logo of his beloved Nottingham Forest carved into it.
Continuing the connection between football and golf, did anyone see Sky1 show A League Of Their Own last week? Well, Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey just happened to break a golfing world record.
Impressive, yes. But he did only have 15 'keepie-uppies' to beat. Check it out below.
And finally, up-and-coming Belgian star Thomas Pieters had a pop at the PGA Tour for this bit of artwork on his profile picture for their website.
It looked fine to us, Thomas!
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