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Nick Watney tweet moves Butch Harmon to dump Twitter

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09:21 AM ET 06.01 | Following a subjective comment about one of his star pupils on Friday, noted instructor Butch Harmon announced he will discontinue using his Twitter account. At 1:08 p.m. ET, Harmon tweeted about struggling Nick Watney: "Wow N Watney +15, didn't see this coming. Must be having some personal problems." He followed by maintaining that he has a strong relationship with Watney and admitted that he was "just thinking out loud." Those tweets have since been deleted, replaced by one final missive: "Thank you to all of you who have chosen to follow me, but after a big mistake today I'm off twitter best to all. By by" Despite that sign-off, as off late Friday afternoon, the account hadn't been deleted. After following an opening-round 82 with a 5-over 77, Watney was made aware of Harmon's social media commentary. "Interesting," he told Golfweek magazine. "No comment."

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Butch Harmon, Nick Watney, Claude Harmon III, Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images Butch Harmon, Nick Watney, Claude Harmon III, Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images
June 1, 2013  11:03 AM ET

What the hell is a 69 year old doing on Twitter anyway?

June 1, 2013  01:38 PM ET

Looks like Tiger is imploding at the Memorial.. +5 thru 15

June 1, 2013  01:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Looks like Tiger is imploding at the Memorial.. +5 thru 15

He went +8 on the front 9. Really, really bad day. Unless he's trying to tweak something again - in which case I would say it backfired.

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June 1, 2013  07:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He went +8 on the front 9. Really, really bad day. Unless he's trying to tweak something again - in which case I would say it backfired.

Guess Lindsey must have had a headache last night for Tiger to have a round like that

June 1, 2013  08:36 PM ET
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Guess Lindsey must have had a headache last night for Tiger to have a round like that

nahhh...that wouldn't effect a guy like Tiger would it?
<smirk>

June 1, 2013  08:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Sorry, I hit the submit button by mistake.Pick updates;Whale2.....................................Eldrick WoodsRex Racer..................................Jason DuffnerWild Fan....................................Adam ScottOSUBuckey...............................Matt KucharLoveItHateIt.............................Bill Haas Golden Bay................................Phil Mickelson

Can I go with Kevin Chappell.

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June 2, 2013  09:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Guess Lindsey must have had a headache last night for Tiger to have a round like that

Or she didn't have a headache and left Tiger with no energy and stamina to play well

June 3, 2013  08:33 AM ET
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Or she didn't have a headache and left Tiger with no energy and stamina to play well

He's a self admitted sex addict. One woman alone won't slow him down.

June 3, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Put me down for Scott Stallings, Rex.

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June 3, 2013  10:17 AM ET

After his last near near miss . I will take Angel Cabrera please Commish !

June 3, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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I also forgot how to spell feel.

I fele it's all good though ;-)

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June 3, 2013  12:06 PM ET
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You're in Harry.

My how things change or what ? This far in and no Bubba or Rory pick.

June 3, 2013  12:33 PM ET

I'm going with Hunter Mahan. I don't think he's got much of a chance, I just like his name.

 
June 3, 2013  12:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

I'm going with Hunter Mahan. I don't think he's got much of a chance, I just like his name.

not as cool as Snedeker though ;-)

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