The first week of PGA Tour golf in 2016 coincided with Wild Card Weekend in the NFL. Here's a sampling of Twitter takes from touring pros and our folks at Golf Channel.
Hyundai Tournament of Champions - Spieth wins, Hawaii rules
Jordan Spieth hugs his sister, Ellie.
Comparing Spieth to Woods unfair? Rex Hoggard talks to someone who should know.
Consider this the ultimate source: “It’s not unfair to compare Jordan w/ Tiger. Jordan is doing w/ Tiger did @ same age,” Butch Harmon said.— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) January 11, 2016
Jay Coffin pays homage.
Jay Coffin on the difference between him and Spieth.
Randall Mell on Spieth's appeal.
There's gravitating charm to Jordan Spieth's game that makes you feel closer to the action. You don't watch him as much as you walk with him— Randall Mell (@RandallMellGC) January 11, 2016
Ryan Lavner puts an NFL spin on Spieth.
Jordan Spieth: 1st in SG-tee to green 1st in putting 2nd ever to shoot -30 for 72 holes Wins by 8 Even Vontaze Burfict thinks that’s dirty.— Ryan Lavner (@RyanLavnerGC) January 11, 2016
Rex Hoggard checks in with Spieth's caddie, Michael Greller.
Extra spring in Spieth's caddie Michael Greller’s step today. Could be his man’s 5-shot lead or the Seahawks win. Hard to tell.— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) January 10, 2016
Will Gray points out that life is good on the PGA Tour - at least in the TOC.
Winning has its perks: for tying for last among the 32-man field in Maui, James Hahn and J.J. Henry will both pocket $59,500.— Will Gray (@WillGrayGC) January 11, 2016
On assignment in paradise - it's a tough gig but somebody's got to do it.
Some University of Central Florida love from Jay Coffin.
Coffin confesses to a shocking lack of fruit awareness.
Have been in golf business 19 years and shamefully admit I didn't have a clue it was a pineapple in @GolfatKapalua logo until last night.— Jay Coffin (@JayCoffinGC) January 7, 2016
Coffin making sure Hoggard is working hard.
And Hoggard, like any good reporter, follows up.
Coffin with some Twitter envy.
A perfect tweet. https://t.co/J9ZpIuFnvJ— Jay Coffin (@JayCoffinGC) January 1, 2016
Hoggard with some Spieth envy.
Nobody in the game right now makes a 6 footer for par look so stress free. #Spieth— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) January 10, 2016
Hoggard with some calf envy.
Hoggard reveals one of his tricks of the trade.
Jordan Spieth for birdie at No. 18 to extend the lead. Had that line saved from last year.— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) January 9, 2016
NFL Playoffs - Wild Card Weekend
Christina Kim on the Vikings' blown field goal.
HAVE YOU NEVER SEEN ACE VENTURA?! LACES OUT!!!!! Holy hell— Christina Kim (@TheChristinaKim) January 10, 2016
Golf Channel video czar John Henry puts a golf spin on it.
Fore left!— John Henry (@jkmhenry) January 10, 2016
Damon Hack notes former Vikings coach Bud Grant wearing a golf shirt in the Minneapolis sub-zero cold.
Bud Grant playing 18 today? #strong— Damon Hack (@damonhackGC) January 10, 2016
Jason Dufner being Jason Dufner.
Does anybody know if it's going to be cold today in Minnesota for the playoff game??? I hadn't heard anything about it..— Jason Dufner (@JasonDufner) January 10, 2016
Golf Channel stats guru Justin Ray doesn't just do golf stats.
Brian Hoyer is the 1st QB since the NFL merger to have 0 TD, 4+ Int and have his team be shut out in a home playoff game.— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) January 10, 2016
This and that
Peter Malnati with some sobering reality from the Tour.
Perspective via Peter Malnati: “My best friend plays the mini-tours, if we had a match tomorrow it would be 50/50. That’s the difference."— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) January 9, 2016