Day four at the 2001 HP Byron Nelson Championship started out calmly, but really heated up with a lot of action in the afternoon. If you have ever been to ‘The Nelson’ you know it is a little different than other PGA Tour events. I’m not sure if it was designed that way or just happened, either way, I will confirm it is Different. And just like the Nelson, my day in the Media Center of the Nelson was different.
Talk the Talk
I had the pleasure to meet and chat with Ron Sirak, Executive Editor of Golf World. I like what Ron has to say and how he feels about golf. I also respect the fact he uses social media to get his message out. He has been rather active with his Tweets on the Nelson. It is good to know the Golf World is hip to social media.
Spieth Turns It On
As the day moved on so did the second round of the Nelson. Teen sensation and home grown golfer, Jordon Spieth, moved up the scoreboard to place in the top ten. Good news even though Jordon High School graduation is Saturday afternoon. I think we can safely say..the young guns are knocking on the door of the PGA.
Now as a veteran of Tweet-Ups, Meet-Ups and whatever-ups I feel secure in saying the Tweet-Fest going on at this year HP Byron Nelson Championship, has turned up the volume on the use of social media during a PGA Tour event. Actually, HP is doing something different. They are encouraging people to bring their smartphones to the Nelson so spectators can keep up with all the social networking going on at the event.
HP has been part of recruiting a small army, me included, of Tweeters to post what is going on around the course on Twitter. This has become more than a Tweet-fest..it is a 72 hole Tweet-A-Thon. If you are planning on attending The Nelson, or not, you can get in on what is being said by check out the Hashtag #HPBNC on Twitter. Of Course, if you need a more calmer, in-depth report of what is going on with the Twitter posts I will be providing translations on my Facebook Page of all the Geek-Talk that is posted on the Twitter Feed.
Pressure Building on the Course
The leaderboard in the Byron Nelson Media Center was lit up most of the with activity. The weather played a factor, especially the gusting wind. The scores were not as high for the second round brining more players into the mix for the lead. Seems Ryan Palmer was sitting in the clubhouse with the lead for most of the day until Mr Sergio Garcia lit up his short game to move into a tie for the lead at –8 after 36 holes. This left a very large field in second place.
So, the game is set, the cut was made at +3, and we are now ready for ‘Moving Day’ tomorrow at the 2001 HP Byron Nelson Championship. Time to get some rest because I am going to be on The Golf Club Radio Talk Show with my friend Danielle Tucker tomorrow at 12:20PM CST.