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Tuesday
Nov062012

PGA Tour Players Celebrate President Obama's Re-election Via Series Of Forward-Looking, Positive Tweets

Okay, celebrate might not be the right word.

From the Tweeting-athletes feed, a screen capture with a few non-election tweets too:


For the record, Pat Perez says his account was hacked and deleted the tweet. I just post, you decide.

And just before the election was called:

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Reader Comments (151)

Danny Noonan should have put some stick-um on Pat Perez' twitter posting grip... must have slipped.
11.6.2012 | Unregistered Commentertim
How about these dudes go play the weekend Euro Tour and Azinger needs to pitch a show to Fox News
11.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris Reier
Hard to let loose of that 1% greed account.

I find it hard to believe that people who cannot follow the simple 34 rules of golf think they are capable of making the difficult decision involved in running a country.

I am going to make a concerted effort to not read the greedy bastards and to do what I can to support my POTUS, primarily thru my continued contact with my Rep. ,and my sorry Senators.

I have no idea why anyone would want to be POTUS, and I am not all that thrilled with the job that Obama did, but I am certain of one thing- If McCain had won we would be in a hell of a bind, and McCain would be gone with Sarah running the country (!) between filming her Turkey slaughter shorts.

digsouth
11.6.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Pat will be having a nice bank account deduction for that brilliance.
11.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterOB
Ogilvie accurately sums up what they're really scared of: Paying more in taxes. The thing that would actually connect them to the real working people of America. They're on their pedestal, now they have to help society. GASP!
11.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDerek
Are there any democrat supporters in the PGA ranks?

Or is that a really dumb question?

Steve from the Shaky Isles
11.6.2012 | Unregistered Commenterstephen
PGA tour players just embarrassing themselves. The President is the President, respect the office even if you don't agree with the winner. We all love America, we just have different ideas sometimes about what is best.
11.6.2012 | Unregistered Commenterelf
Hacked? Yeah right.

Betcha Pat gets WAY MORE positive feedback from outside the ropes at his next event than he could ever have imagined when he wrote that tweet......and he wrote that tweet ;)
11.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
What a bunch of morons. They really do not see beyond their private runways, do they.
11.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
@stephen - I think I read somewhere that Paul Goydos has voted Democrat once.
11.6.2012 | Unregistered Commenterfreshfrankie
I just feel so bad for Jack Nicklaus' kids and grandkids now. What are they going to do for work?
11.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavidC
Every golf course that these guys play is meticulously maintained by a class of people that Romney and Co don't give a shit about. This is a victory (by NO means a mandate) for those that work very hard just to simply survive.
11.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterGoodwalkspoiled
I'd vote for a bill that specifically raises taxes on whiners who get paid millions to whack a golf ball around a yard.
11.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSeitz
@stephen, if Ryan Moore isn't liberal, I'd be absolutely floored.
11.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterEric
I'd forgotten about the bonus of this election -- Nicklaus vomiting. And seeing his political dreams, whatever they were, evaporate in the rainbow hurl.
11.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
Thanks freshfrankie and eric.

Who does John Daly vote for?

Steve fom the Shaky Isles
11.6.2012 | Unregistered Commenterstephen
stephen, David Duval is a registered democrat
11.6.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyan
Ryan

Ducal is also an avid reader.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterPABoy
Paul Azinger's ability to sink lower in my estimation never ceases to amaze me. Does anybody take him seriously?
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterPsycho
For whatever it's worth, a view from the European perspective (for the average American: that's the great, ancient continent that keeps beating you in the Ryder Cup): visionaries like Paul Azinger and Jack Nicklaus not only confirm the image of a polarized nation in decline, but also the image of golf as a game dominated by grumpy, ignorant red necks, wearing funny pants and with to much money on their bank accounts.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMartin
Pat Perez is such a pussy for saying his account got hacked. Man up and admit it.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJack Roe
About the same amount of diversity of opinion here as there is on tour.
Now they know how 50% of voting Americans felt in 2004.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMacDuff
Maybe in a couple years we will all be able to use our EBT cards at the local muni.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTorr Eckman
This is indeed really bad news for Big Jack. And I feel sorry for him. Franklin County (Columbus, Ohio) went for Obama by more than 100,000 votes. Palm Beach County (North Palm Beach) went for Obama by 95,000 votes. You might need to move...IIRC Azinger's wife is from Blackshear, GA (Pierce County): 82% for Romney. You'd love it there. Plenty of room to build golf courses, too. Of course, finding any of those GOPers who can afford to build a golf course might be a problem.

PS: I want Joe Ogilvie to explain how presiding over a 98% in the DJIA over 44 months is destroying the economy. Joe? You out there?
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
Are you guys serious. You are still working a 20 hour week for a potential paycheck in the high six figures to well into 7 figures. If you hate the fact that making that kind of scratch for playing a game has the requirement of paying luxury taxes take up ping pong you &^%$#.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRRR
I might be interested in listening to professional golfers talk about golf, given they can string sentences with subjects, objects and verbs together,

Politics? Even nicely argued points instead of vituperation? No. These people have NO IDEA what real life is like.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered Commenterfourputter
I feel so bad for professional golfers that I want to change my vote.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmen Coroner
I got the impression Joe O was sincere in congrats...the ''purple'' was for blue/red I think, and the ''tax prep'' was an attempt at a joke. I could be wrong.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
the good thing about free speech is that everyone has the right to say ridiculous things. if your claim to fame is to you hit a little white ball pretty good but don't make the cut often, then don't be so sensitive when a fan yells that you suck. i'm sure neither the players that are moping around have the intelligence to be POTUS, as i'm sure that i'm not.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered Commentercarlos
Azinger is a loon. The only soapbox he has left is twitter. Don't feel sorry for PGA pros having to live in states where there is no income tax either. Dodging taxes is so American these days. No wonder they supported Mr. Magic underpants. Not releasing the tax returns did him in.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterP Dog
I have to admit, the Perez tweet was kind of funny.

Imaging if Urkel Nordegren ever tweeted something like that.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered Commentersgolfer
Years ago....many years ago, I thought Azinger was an okay guy. Then they invented the Internet, and being able to read more widely, I started disliking him. With the advent of Twitter, I discovered he really is a true, real life *%#T. (the first letter is not an s)
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrysil
I always figured most professional golfers were Republicans but Republicans of the Reagan era. How many feel the same way that don't Tweet? This seriously puts me off from watching.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohn
"The US Ryder Cup team consists of 11 nice guys and Paul Azinger." Seve seemed to know what he was talking about!
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
Professional golfers work hard at their craft, earn an honest living playing a difficult game that people want to watch them play, and earn a good living. Their earnings are their property, not the government's. To hear all this talk that they make too much money is totally un-American. As a citizen, I have no right to their money as they have no right to mine. If you feel pro golfers make too much money, don't buy golf products, attend tournaments, view golf TV broadcasts, or patronize companies who sponsor all of this. This country was founded on the premise of private property ownership, including one's own money. If we discard this, the country is in serious trouble.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSmitty
Incredible. These guys live in the lap of luxury and enjoy lives that are the envy of the world - and they still think this is all in spite of the way America runs, not because of it. It's fortunate for them that there is no IQ test required to join the tour.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn H
Smitty gets it. Thats exactly what we are saying. Lets head to the bank and help ouselves to some whiny cry baby republican pro golfer money!
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmen Coroner
@Amen Corner: If you truly believe you will get a hold of Pat Perez's money, just know that he can do what a lot of rich people have already done. Renounce their citizenship, move to Monte Carlo, and send all their assets to Switzerland. FFT.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSmitty
Glad to see Zinger's found Twitter. "Give 'em enough rope..."
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAverage Golfer

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