SOCIAL EYES Rickie moustache poll, Rory parties in Vegas

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Social Eyes

Welcome to this week’s Social Eyes. The playoffs get underway this week as Bethpage Black hosts The Barclays.

One thing we didn’t expect to happen, though, was for #playoffmustache to become a thing.

Justin Thomas tweeted a poll to his followers on Monday night suggesting he could join Rickie Fowler in growing some facial hair over the next four weeks.

With 9,507 votes, the result was pretty resounding. Rickie was quick to share his thoughts.



Jimmy Walker’s wife Erin, meanwhile, was quick to fire shots at Thomas' baby-face looks.

Then Morgan Hoffman revealed he's already stolen a march on the pair.



Rory McIlroy returns this week after last being seen at last month's PGA Championship.

We haven’t heard much from the four-time major champ since but he was spotted celebrating Conor McGregor’s UFC win at the weekend with One Direction's Niall Horan and the man himself.



What a week for Matt Fitzpatrick. He secured his spot in the European Ryder Cup team AND won a year’s supply of beer. The Pilsner Urquell's are on him!

It has only been a few weeks since Australian golfer Robert Allenby found himself in trouble with the law again. You’d think now would be a good time to lay low and let it all pass, right?

Not Allenby. He’s been caught up in a very cringeworthy Twitter battle with fellow Australian pro Aron Price.

It all began with the now deleted tweet from Aron Price discussing the similarities between Robert Allenby and Ryan Lochte's recent high profile stories.

Allenby didn't take kindly to the tweet and quickly responded.

It all went a bit mental after that. Here are some of the key tweets:






And it all finished with this:

With the Olympics in Rio having finished on Sunday, what better way to look back on the experience than through the eyes of golf’s first gold medallist since 1904.

What's the best way to relax after the Olympics? If you're Bubba Watson, heading to your own ice cream and sweet shop of course.

Great to be home in Pensacola!! #BubbasSweetSpot

A photo posted by Bubba Watson (@bubbawatson) on



What about this for a group at last week's Web.com Tour event!

All they needed was Mr Thin, Mr Top and Mr Duff playing in the group behind and they would describe my weekly medal round perfectly.


And finally...



Zach Johnson took part in a #AskZachGolf chat on social media on Tuesday night. Surely he can't blame this slip-up on auto correct? Zach

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