Tweets of the Week: Rory's move to Nike, Golfers pick their favorite Euro Ryder Cup Captain contender and more
ICYMI: World No. 1 Rory McIlroy's move to Nike was made official:
Epic entrance. Epic athlete. Let's do this @mcilroyrory #TeamNike twitter.com/nikegolf/statu… — Nike Golf (@nikegolf) January 14, 2013
So pumped to officially be a Nike athlete!!! Can't wait to do many great things in the SWOOSH! @nikegolf — Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) January 14, 2013
This @mcilroyrory presser is like "Hello World" all over again, only the world already knows Rory. #Nike does everything big!
— Paul Azinger (@PaulAzinger) January 14, 2013
Who cares what Faldo has to say about Rory making a change. Good for you Rory. Nike is the best to be associated with. #athletefirst — David Duval (@david59duval) January 14, 2013
My opinion is that Rory will only improve his distance control with new ball/irons. But what do I know...
— Francesco Molinari (@F_Molinari) January 14, 2013
With the European Ryder Cup captain announcement coming Tuesday, golfers voiced their opinions about who they want to get the job:
Darren has taken his name out of the running for Ryder cup captaincy. It would be fantastic to have Paul Mcginley as the 2014 captain.
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) January 14, 2013
RC captaincy should be a 1 time thing... Everybody deserving gets their chance and moves on... Would love to play under Paul McGinley in '14
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) January 13, 2013
Ryder Cup captain being picked tomorrow here in Abu dhabi. On a personal note idlove to see Paul Mcginley get it.
— Shane Lowry (@shanelowrygolf) January 14, 2013
I hope Paul McGinley gets his chance, he's been an amazing Vice Captain and deserves an opportunity #2014RyderCup — Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) January 14, 2013
PGA Tour rookie Russell Henley won the Sony Open:
In complete shock, thanks everyone for the nice texts and tweets twitter.com/russhenleygolf… — Russell Henley (@russhenleygolf) January 14, 2013
Congratulations @russhenleygolf on your fantastic first victory on the @pgatour in the @sonyopen in Hawaii. My best throughout the season.
— Gary Player (@garyplayer) January 14, 2013
Wow.. Henley, can I have a puttinglesson?! #whataclutchputter — Anna Nordqvist (@ANordqvist) January 14, 2013
Golfers watched the first round of the NFL playoffs:
#49ers #BeatThePackers twitter.com/ThePCreamer/st… — Paula Creamer (@ThePCreamer) January 13, 2013
If ur out watching #Sony today. Just yell out the #patriots score!! Please!! Go pats give @danny__woodhead the ball see what he does with it
— Keegan Bradley (@Keegan_Bradley) January 13, 2013
What a crazy game this is. I took Atlanta -2. Need this field goal to push my bet.
— Graeme McDowell (@Graeme_McDowell) January 13, 2013
Wow watching falcons is hard work, I am worn out! What a game!!
— Davis Love III (@Love3d) January 13, 2013