After a week that started with the Ryder Cup captains "discouraging" their teams from using Twitter, Facebook and other social media outlets, a few decided to let loose on Monday evening and bring their digital followers along for the celebration.Understandably, U.S. team members like Stewart Cink, Ricke Fowler, Zach Johnson, Bubba Watson and Hunter Mahan had not published any Tweets by Tuesday morning, but Rory McIlroy had typed a very interesting one at 7:15ET, and included a photo:
@McIlroyRory: Tiger and phil beating everyone at table tennis last night! That message was preceded by this one an hour before:@McIlroyRory: What a week!! Think I'm still drunk! Jaegerbombs out of the Ryder cup! Great banter with euros and Americans last night! The man who became the toast of Europe, U.S. Open champ Graeme McDowell, took a well-derved sip from the Ryder Cup itself on Monday night. We feel safe in assuming this wasn't the only beverage enjoyed from the Cup. @Graeme_McDowell: This pic should just about cover it!!! Not to be outdone, Ian Poulter, who has more than one million followers on Twitter, published several photos, including this one of Lee Westwood signing a wall-size photo of himself that was in the team room. Poulter published a video of the team in full celebration mode too, although you'll want to click the curved arrow 'rotate video' button because someone shot this one sideways. (After effects of the aforementioned Jaegerbombs, perhaps?) @IanJamesPoulter: In the team room last night singing we are the champions. The party was fully under way.
On Tuesday morning Poulter wrote: @IanJamesPoulter: In bed reading tweets from earlier, thanks for the congrats. Great day great week, great night, had a ball in the US team room, respect.