Former World No. 1 and Twitter newbie Tiger Woods gave his online fans a treat Tuesday afternoon when he spent about 45 minutes answering fans’ questions on Twitter. Lest anyone think it wasn’t actually Woods answering the questions, he even posted a picture of himself at the computer.
Here are some highlights from the session. ‘RT’ means re-tweet, so Woods is giving his answer followed by his re-tweet of the original question. Yup, he’s a fast learner. The famously terse Woods also appears to have no problem keeping his responses within Twitter's 140-character limit.
During round I eat peanut&banana sandwich & almonds RT: @macrod01 Hey — What's the best pre-round meal and "in the bag" snacks/food? Thnx.
Steep and deep. RT: @HunterMahan @TigerWoods Hahahaha. Have you made a complete turn yet?
As Al Davis said "Just win baby" RT: @mwheeler22 @TigerWoods ..yo tiger, what are your 2011 goals on the PGA tour?
St. Andrews. RT: @Justin_PRGuy @TigerWoods what's your favorite course and why?
Single digit handicap with a nasty hook. RT: @billyfennelly I know that you have caddied for Stevie before, how good of a golfer is he?
More majors than the other. RT: @FMinorLP U and Roger Federer are competing to see who wins the most majors, what does the winner get?
Stanford in the National Championship Game RT: @Michelleannette so what does the man who can buy anything want for Christmas
Basketball. RT: @WeberN @TigerWoods if you could play any other sport, what would it be?
No movie compares to Caddyshack. RT: @MrCree2 Coming to America or Hangover?
Lakers, Dodgers, Raiders RT: @jmandel2 Favorite team to root for (besides Stanford)?
EVERYTHING. RT: @Michael_Necci What part of your game are looking forward to in 2011?
Woods told his Twitter audience that he had to stop answering questions to attend a press conference at the Chevron World Challenge, the all-star golf tournament he hosts at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, Calif., this week. Afterward, Twitter users were almost uninamous in praising Woods's Q&A session. CNBC business reporter Darren Rovell said that if Woods does this every week “he could be the most relevant athlete on Twitter.”
Even Rory McIlroy was impressed. After Woods finished answering questions, McIlroy tweeted: “Wasn't gonna follow @TigerWoods but now he's tweeting like crazy so I think he'll be well worth a follow!!”