Welcome to this week’s Social Eyes! Who’d be the leader of one of golf’s biggest governing bodies, huh?
PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem is stepping down at the end of 2016 and, before his press conference at the Tour Championship, read out some mean tweets directed at him over the years.
Commissioner Finchem wanted to remind media members what they've said about him over the years. pic.twitter.com/dBZlWb5Y36
— SkratchTV (@skratchTV) September 20, 2016
Another week, another sighting of Anthony Kim. This time, the American was holding a golf club! Is a comeback on the horizon?
Awesome having Anthony Kim in town for Sooner Open #OUrtime pic.twitter.com/lmEeOjJbb6
— Oklahoma Golf (@OU_MGolf) September 16, 2016
Or could he even be a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup? It seems as though some PGA Tour stars are rooting for that, including last year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational champ Matt Every.
That’s if he doesn’t win the Porsche European Open this week to get himself in, as he jokingly put on Instagram. Just take a look at that hashtag…
Looking forward to teeing it in Germany this week. Long trip but worth it if I can win and get the last spot for @rydercupusa Hot hand right? #realsteez #ifnotmethanbringinAK
A photo posted by Matt Every (@meverygolf) on Sep 21, 2016 at 4:07am PDT
Remember Sang-Moon Bae? The South Korean in the middle of two years’ military service but, on holiday from army duty, managed to play a round alongside current PGA Tour star Danny Lee.
Finally it's my holiday from army duty!Good to see my friend @dannygolf0724 and my old friends! I miss @pgatour so much! We are holding @presidentscup It was great weather and lots of fun ! Keep it up Danny! #pgatour #golf #militaryduty #holiday
A photo posted by Sangmoon Bae (@sangmoonbae) on Sep 21, 2016 at 3:04am PDT
Here’s Bae in his army gear with a goodwill message from none other than Rickie Fowler in the comments.
A photo posted by Sangmoon Bae (@sangmoonbae) on Aug 13, 2016 at 5:36pm PDT
In exile from international cricket, most of Kevin Pietersen’s time is spent on the golf course. And he’s pretty good. Just ask Ben An…
Accepting defeat yet, @benan0917??? #Wentworth
A photo posted by KP (@kp24) on Sep 21, 2016 at 4:30am PDT
unfortunately tied...you got very lucky rematch next time!!! https://t.co/UAEdiQNS0T
— Byeong Hun An (@ByeongHunAn) September 21, 2016
In need of a babysitter any time in the near future? Looks like Miguel Angel Jimenez can do a job…
@gcw @EuropeanTour nanny goals pic.twitter.com/DGJFtpMhZd
— Rikard Karlberg (@rikardgolf) September 19, 2016
Europe will be heading to the Ryder Cup with a LOAD of support. Niall Horan, former One Direction man, is looking to grow that even more.
The singer has 17.1m followers on Instagram – Rory McIlroy has 1.1m – and his picture of gear for Hazeltine racked up a whopping 609,000 likes!
Packed and ready for @therydercup . Really looking forward to it @rydercupteameurope
A photo posted by Niall Horan (@niallhoran) on Sep 20, 2016 at 3:40pm PDT
Hey, R&A. Don’t think driving distances are increasing? Take a look at this, courtesy of Greg Norman…
You don't think technology hasn't changed the game? Old school yardages.
A photo posted by Greg Norman (@shark_gregnorman) on Sep 16, 2016 at 8:25am PDT