By petedirenzo
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Oh, golfers on Twitter. They just can't seem to obey the separation of game and state.
This time, it's Rickie Fowler, who says his open -- though, by Twitter standards, wholly understated -- support of Republican candidate Mitt Romney has caused him to lose some followers on the social networking site.
Fowler tweeted about losing following after Tuesday night's presidential debate, during which Fowler retweeted Republican boosters Donald Trump and T. Boone Pickens :

Afterward, Fowler went big picture for his valediction:

At the time of this writing, Fowler still has 412,452 followers. He is, without a doubt, one of the most popular Tour players using the website. According to, which tracks followers on the social networking site, Fowler has only netted two negative days during debate season: He lost 1,375 followers in wake of the first face-off, and 75 after the VPs went head to head.
In all, though, TwitterCounter states that Fowler is up more 6,000 followers since Oct. 1, and gains an average 218 per day. And as for all those friends he lost Tuesday? Well, he gained almost 400 more Fowlowers. Related Photos: Golfers' Twitter pics Related Photos: Rickie Fowler's golf fashion

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