Masters 2013: Social Check-Back

The Masters has come and gone. 

And Australia finally has a green jacket.

Aussie Adam Scott won the green jacket on the second hole of his playoff against Argentina’s, Angel Cabrera. A well-earned win for Scott who had a sports-heartbreaking loss in last year’s British Open. Overcoming any nerves or memories, Scott went toe-to-toe with Cabrera, at times their shots landing in similar locations. It was riveting television for golf fans everywhere. Ratings prove as much:

How did that translate in terms of social media, specifically Twitter? Had Adam Scott been on Twitter, there’s no telling how high his follower count would have risen. Unfortunately, he still is not on Twitter as of today.Funny thing is, there are two other Adam Scott’s on Twitter. 

One is an actor:

At least actor Scott went on Conan O’Brien’s show to have some fun with it. 

The other, oddly enough, is a golf pro. Just not the one on tour as his bio says: 

AScott twitter bio

Unfortunately for him, people don’t seem to read Twitter bios. He was forced to tweet this out: 

Who were the “big winners” in terms of Twitter followers? Math is not my forte but Tiger Woods is king with a nearly 80k gain in followers. Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson were behind Woods in terms of increased followers. 

Rather than an entire list like I did with my earlier Masters Social Media Guide, I reviewed the top 25 finishers in this year’s tournament. Here is how they stack up with follower numbers before and after the tournament. Note: all Twitter accounts are official based on player websites, Twitter check-mark or noted otherwise. 

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Adam Scott (-9) — Not On Twitter

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Angel Cabrera (-9)@cabrera_pato

4,896 before; 12,609 today

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Jason Day (-7) — Not on Twitter

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Tiger Woods (-5)@TigerWoods

3,134,188 before; 3,216,048 today

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Marc Leishman (-5) — Not on Twitter

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Thorbjorn Olesen (-4)@Thorbjornolesen

16,744 before; 20,857 today

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Brandt Snedeker (-4)@BrandtSnedeker         

44,731 before; 55,528 today

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Sergio Garcia (-3)@TheSergioGarcia

166,378 before; 169,109 today

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Lee Westwood (-3)@WestwoodLee

506,781 before; 513,467 today

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Matt Kuchar (-3)Not on Twitter

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John Huh (-2)@JohnHUH1990

3,504 before; 3,714 today

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Tim Clark (-2)Not on Twitter

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David Toms (-1)@davidtomsgolf

34,919 before; 35,874 today

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Ernie Els (-1)@ErnieElsPGA (unverified)

20,722 before; 21,178 today

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Dustin Johnson (-1)@DJohnsonPGA

151,276 before; 158,505 today

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Fred Couples (-1) — Not on Twitter

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Nick Watney (-1) — Not on Twitter

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Henrik Stenson (E)@henrikstenson 

34,853 before; 35,660 today

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Branden Grace (E)@bgrace58 (unverified)

8,048 before; 8,258 today

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Bill Haas (+1) — Not on Twitter

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Jason Dufner (+1)@JasonDufner

153,226 before; 160,551 today

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Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño (+1) —  @gfcgolf

4,585 before; 5,410 today

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Bo Van Pelt (+1)@bovanpelt

37,131 before; 38,091 today

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Steve Stricker (+1) — Not on Twitter

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Michael Thompson (+2)@MSlickThompson 

15,289 before; 15,665 today

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Rory McIlroy (+2)@McIlroyRory

1,594,161 before; 1,612,316 today

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Richard Sterne (+2)@sterndog29

1,636 before; 1,753 today

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Stewart Cink (+2)@stewartcink

1,147,126 before; 1,147,790 today

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Luke Donald (+2)@LukeDonald

376,478 before; 383,671 today

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Charl Schwartzel (+2)@ca_schwartzel

45,520 before; 46,520 today

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Freddie Jacobson (+2)@FredrikJacobson (unverified)

352 before; 385 today

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 Justin Rose (+2)@JustinRose99

191,322 before; 196,393 today

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Jim Furyk (+2) — Not on Twitter

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Bernhard Langer (+2) — Not on Twitter

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OTHER NOTABLES:

David Lynn (+5) @DaveLynnDawg

5,604 before; 12,219 today

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Phil Mickelson (+9) – @MickelsonHat (not a personal account)

20,752 before; 23,111 today

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Bubba Watson (+7) – @bubbawatson

862,263 before; 887,970 today

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Tianlang Guan (+12) – @Guan_Tianlang (official via this tweet)

82 before; 1,779 today

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CadChica Sports

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