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Tweets we might have seen if Twitter had been around as long as the ancient game

Shepherd
-- The Celtic shepherd often credited with inventing a rudimentary version of golf

Old Tom Morris
-- Old Tom Morris, 1864

Eddie Lowery
-- 10-year-old Eddie Lowery, after caddying for Francis Ouimet in the 1913 U.S. Open

Walter Hagen
-- Walter Hagen, 1928

Gene Sarazen
-- Gene Sarazen, after holing out a 4-wood from 235 yards in the fourth round of the 1935 Masters.

Ben Hogan
-- Ben Hogan, 1950

Herbert Warren Wind
-- A fan responding to Herbert Warren Wind as he covered the 1958 Masters.

Arnold Palmer
-- Arnold Palmer, 1966

Gary Player
-- Gary Player, after winning the 1974 British Open

Alan Shepard
-- Alan Shepard, in 1971, after he used a Wilson Dynapower 6-iron to strike the first golf shot on the moon.

Jack Nicklaus
-- Jack Nicklaus after winning his 18th major at the 1986 Masters.

John Daly
-- John Daly, after winning the 1991 PGA as the ninth alternate.

Tiger Woods, 1996
-- Tiger Woods, in 1996, announcing his arrival on Twitter

Butch Harmon
-- Butch Harmon, after Woods won the 1997 Masters by 12 strokes.

Mark James
-- European Ryder Cup captain Mark James, the night before Ben Crenshaw's U.S. team mounted a dramatic Sunday comeback at the 1999 Ryder Cup.

Hal Sutton
-- Hal Sutton, brazenly live-tweeting his reaction to one of his own shots during the fourth round of the 2000 Players Championship. Later that year the PGA Tour banned the practice, ruling that players could not "tweet reactions to, or make requests of, a specific shot until said shot had come to rest."

Hootie Johnson
-- Augusta National Chairman Hootie Johnson, responding to women's rights activist Martha Burk, in 2002, after Burk launched a campaign against the club's all-male membership policy.
 
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