Ryder Cup Players Banned From Twitter

Ryder Cup 2010

Ryder Cup 2010Twitter can be a very distracting waste of time and both U.S. and European Ryder Cup coaches have apparently realized that the distraction created by the micro-blogging service may be too distracting to players during their biggest international event of the year, banning the service for all three days of Ryder Cup play.

U.S. Captain Corey Pavin and European Captain Colin Montgomerie announced to their teams that no Twitter messages will be allowed during all three-days of play which begins this Friday at Celtic Manor.

Pavin announced:

“We have decided as a whole to not tweet this week,” adding, “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.”

Montgomerie took the distraction one step further, asking his teammates to avoid all social networking and other “distracting” websites so they can focus on tournament play. [Read more…]