Seventh in a Series
BOSTON – To mark the tee-off of the PGA Tour’s 2017 FedEx Cup Playoffs, Digital Sports Desk (@DigSportsDesk) has assembled another segment in our year-long series, entitled – DIGGIES 2017: The Must-Follow Twitter accounts for the PGA Tour. It’s our seventh entry in a series of sports and sports business recommendations by Digital Sports Desk, with this edition focusing on the world of professional golf. It’s the first version undertaken by @DigSportsDesk for the sport of golf and we’ve highlighted some obvious choices to help fans follow the action, but we’ve also provided some “slightly different” people/places/things to consider with the goal to enhance your enjoyment of the upcoming FedEx Cup playoffs while staying fully informed.
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Without further ado we give you: DIGGIES 2017: Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for the PGA Tour.
As a warm-up, if you’re interested in professional golf, you’re sure to know and follow:
@PGATour – the official account of the pro tour
@PGATourLive – the official feed and account of the PGA Tour’s OTT coverage of nearly every tournament and every hole which allows fans access to coverage beyond what you’ll see on The Golf Channel or the networks.
@PGATourRules – Just because there are rules to this great game that must be respected at all times, even on social media
@GolfChannel – official account for NBC Sports’ 24/7 cable channel dedicated to the sport of golf
@GolfonCBS – the official home of the sport of golf on the CBS Sports network (CBS Sports carries this weekend’s Northern Trust Open but then the coverage switches to Golf Channel and NBC Sports the rest of the way.
@TheNTGolf – Official account of the first leg of the Fed Ex Cup Playoffs, the Northern Trust Open, held August 24-27 on Long Island (NY).
@DellTechChamp – Official account of the Dell Technologies Championship, formerly the Deutsche Bank Championship (DBT), held September 1-4 at the TPC Boston, midway between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island.
@BMWChamps – Official account of the BMW Championship, held September 14-17 at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois.
@playofffinale – The official twitter feed of the TOUR Championship, held September 21-24 at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta – the traditional finale for the FedEx Cup Playoffs and the end of the 2017 pro golf season.
@eastlakegc – Home course for the final leg of the PGA’s FedEx Cup Playoffs.
@DougFerguson405 – Account of Associated Press writer who covers the tour 24/7/365
@GCMorningDrive – Official feed of Golf Channel’s Morning Drive tv show
@DanHicksNBC – Official feed owned and operated by NBC Sports commentator Dan Hicks
@JimmyRobertsNBC – Feed of NBC Golf veteran tv reporter and story-teller extraordinaire
@IBFinchy – Official account of CBS golf analyst Ian Baker-Finch
@Fehertwit – Official account of golf tv commentator and personality David Feherty, who is simply one of a kind.
@Nickfaldo006 – Sir Nick – golfer, broadcaster, course designer and good Sir Knight
@TimRosaforte -The official feed of the NBC Sports/Golf Channel Insider and senior writer for Golf World
@PGATOUR_mikemc – Account of PGATour (dot) com managing editor Mike McAllister (Hint, hint, Mike – we’re available at a reasonable rate to enhance your PGA, Sports Business, industry and overall social media coverage)
@Skratch – Official account for SkratchTV (dot) com
@SkySportsGolf – Official feed from the UK-based Sky Sports coverage of the tour
@SiriusXMPGATour – Official account from the people who bring you weekly coverage of the tour on satellite radio and via PGATour.com
@JohnMaginness – Twitter feed from host of Katrek and Maginness on Tap – the best golf-related radio show on the planet, brought to you on Sirius XM radio
@BKatrek – Account of golf show host Brian Katrek, aka Maginness’ new sidekick
@bykaren – Official account of New York Times golf writer Karen Crouse
@ronsirak – Official account of former AP writer, current Golf Channel contributor and winner of the PGA’s lifetime achievement in journalism honor
@MikeTirico – Longtime ESPN commentator now among the voices of NBC Sports’ coverage of the PGA Tour. All-around good guy.
@PGAcom – Account for the PGA of America, and all the golf club pros and instructors everywhere
@ArniesArmyCF – Account for a worthy charitable organization
@CallawayGolf – Account of the golf club manufacturer and active social media contributors
@HashtagChad – Social Media guy for Callaway helps steer you in the right direction
@HarryArnettCG – Senior veep for marketing and branding at Callaway and a social media guru for many
@garyplayer – Just because.
@JackNicklaus – Just because II. The Golden Bear’s twitter feed is a must.
@GolfDigest – Account of the well-written and well-received magazine dedicated to the game and its equipment
@ClevelandGolf – You need a short game, right?
@nikegolf – Account for the sporting good industry giant, big in golf.
@NoLayingUp – The justly named Golf fanalysts with a worthy podcast, too
@PingTour – Official account for some of the best golf club makers in the world
@TaylorMadeGolf – Account for some of the greatest golf equipment ever made
@Titleist – Official account for the No. 1 ball on tour
@UnderArmor – If it’s good enough for Jordan Spieth and Steph Curry, it’s good enough for us
A FAVORITE FOURSOME of PLAYERS: (We could easily list a dozen or a full 125-player, Fed ExCup, Northern Trust Open tournament-sized field of PGA players, but we’ll narrow it down to these four who are, coincidentally, our choices to win the 2017 FedEx Cup):
@JordanSpieth – Official account for the USA’s best golfer
@McIlroyRory – Official account for PGA Tour pro Rory McIlroy (Note: Highly recommend watching him hitting golf balls at Yankee Stadium with CBS’ Norah O’Donnell (@NorahODonnell)!
@DJohnsonPGA – Official account for Dustin Johnson,currently the world’s No. 1 this year
@RickieFowler – Account for one of the very best, in golf and at social. Can he get hot as the FedExCup comes around? Last year, he did.
We’re open to your suggestion for (maybe) this list or others in our DIGGIES 2017 SPORTS and SPORTS BUSINESS “Must Follows” for Twitter and other social media platforms. Please feel free to tweet us up @DigSportsDesk or @terrylyons with your suggestions and opinions. It will help us mold the Year-End “Must Follow” list and will help us shape the DIGGIES 2018 calendar.
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