Ryder Cup Captains to Golfers: No Tweeting

Golf fans following The 2010 Ryder Cup action Friday-Sunday from The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, shouldn’t expect to see any Twitter activity from participants, as both U.S. captain Corey Pavin and European captain Colin Montgomerie have banned Tweeting this week, AP reports.

Pavin told AP:

We have decided as a whole to not Tweet this week. It can be a little bit distracting sometimes. I think it’s important to focus on the Ryder Cup and playing the matches and just enjoying camaraderie with the team itself. But first thing a week from today, I’m sure Tweeting will be all over the place.

Montgomerie added:

We feel that Tweeting and Facebook and all of these social sites can get one’s self into trouble. On Monday, Oct. 4, yes, you’ll find the team probably on social-network sites. But not until then.

AP reported that Rickie Fowler and Stewart Cink of the U.S. team also Tweeted the news.

Fowler:

Guys I’m sorry to inform you but the news is true … we will not be allowed to tweet while we are in Wales … Cpt’s orders!!

Cink:

We’re finally off to Wales!! Won’t be tweeting until we get back. I guess I’ll have to pass the down time actually reading or something

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