Too bad! PGA criticised over Willett, Stenson spelling gaffes
The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) came in for criticism on Wednesday after a tweet from its official account misspelt the names of two of this year’s major champions.
As part of a series of tweets based around the 12 days of Christmas, the PGA, which represents professional golfers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, made reference to 2016’s four first-time major winners – Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson and Jimmy Walker.
However, a rogue ‘d’ was included in Stenson’s first name, while the surname of Masters winner Willett was also spelled incorrectly, with only one ‘t’ instead of two.
Willett retweeted a message from former professional boxer Matty Clarkson to the PGA, which read: “Whoever runs your twitter is pathetic! Getting @Danny_Willett and @henrikstenson name wrong is embarrassing.”
Whoever runs your twitter is pathetic! Getting @Danny_Willett and @henrikstenson name wrong is embarrassing https://t.co/exZN44wfOK
— Matty Clarkson (@MattyClarkson1) December 28, 2016
The erroneous tweet was duly deleted, with an amended version posted in its place.
On the fourth day of Christmas, my golf love sent to me, 4 major winners (Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson & Jimmy Walker). pic.twitter.com/Zd6v2B6bNI
— The PGA (@ThePGA) December 28, 2016