Social media is affecting athletes in a way no one could have expected. Twitter is one such outlet that has revolutionized the world of media.
It provides the athlete with a way to directly reach his fans. When Tiger Woods first announced he would be jumping on the Twitter bandwagon, most were a little skeptical.
Tiger has never been one to be exactly open with his life, and no one really knew what to expect. Thus far in his Tweeting life, Tiger has been very pleasant.
And while he doesn't Tweet as frequently as fellow pros Ian Poulter or Lee Westwood, when Tiger does Tweet his followers are entertained.
Here are Tiger's seven best moments thus far on Twitter!
Tiger officially entered the world of Twitter by tweeting, "What’s up everyone. Finally decided to try out twitter!"
If you are like me, this was great news. Finally I would be able to hear a Tiger that is unfiltered. Or at least as unfiltered as Tiger can be these days.
Similar to his "Hello World!" press conference, only it didn't come with a massive Nike contract.
People use Twitter because it allows the average fan to feel closer to the people we admire.
We like simple observations from our stars that make them seem more like us. This is exactly what Tiger gave us when he tweeted, "The best part about phone interviews is getting to wear shorts."
Hey, he has to wear long pants everyday of the year for his job. It is nice to hear him joke about it.
This tweet came in the midst of the marital drama. His world ranking was dropping and it game was in shambles.
A follower on Twitter asked Tiger, "What did you think when @Davechappelle played you in the Racial Draft?"
Tiger tweeted back, "At least I was #1 pick back then, fo’ shizzle."
For those of who you never watched The Chappelle Show, the entire conversation is making a reference to a skit in which Chappelle played Tiger.
This simple exchanged told us that Tiger could still laugh at himself.
Even in the midst of the struggles with his game, Tiger was not lacking in confidence.
A Twitter follower asked Tiger, "Tin Cup's "never-miss" club was a 7 iron. Do you have a "never-miss" club? If so, what is it?"
In classic Tiger fashion, he responded, "I have 14 of them." This was obviously a reference to all the clubs in his bag.
Throughout his career, Tiger has enjoyed an icy relationship with the press.
Thus, it came as no surprise when before a scheduled press conference Tiger tweeted, "Press conference time. Off to visit with my best friends."
With a tweet absolutely dripping in sarcasm, Tiger tells his fans just how much he loathes these Q and A sessions.
After injuring himself in the 2011 Masters, Tiger's decided he was too hurt to play in the 2011 U.S. Open.
Not very happy with this, Tiger decided to break the news to his Twitter followers in an unusual way by tweeting, "Last time I missed a USGA event Salt N Peppa was still cool and Whitehead was a toddler."
This was easiest way to let his fans know that he wouldn't be playing in the U.S. Open. It also let his fans down easy by making them laugh at the news as opposed to feeling sorry.
Nike has been nothing but loyal to Tiger through thick and thin.
So it is no surprise that he sticks by them on Twitter.
Recently Tiger posted pictures of his prototype Nike golf shoes, which prompted fellow pro Lee Westwood to ask jokingly, "Are they footjoy?"
Tiger's response was short and hilarious: "Do they still make those?"