10 must follow Twitter accounts for the US Open

The 2012 US Open starts Thursday, live from lovely the Olympic Club in San Francisco. While most of us will be working hard during the first two rounds on Thursday and Friday, we took the liberty to find the ten absolute must follow Twitter accounts during the 2012 US Open.

Kandi Mahan @KandiMahan

The former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader is wife of tour veteran Hunter Mahan. She has become a frequent tweeter in the last several days around San Francisco, sending out pictures of her, Hunters and several friends adventures around the city leading up to the Open. Expect her to tweet out behind the scenes pictures from the players-only areas at Olympic Club.


US Open official account @usopengolf

The official account of the US Open. This account will keep followers tapped in to the latest breaking news on the happenings of the day. They announce when each player is teeing off, any great shots and any birdies, eagles and hole in ones.


Scott Van Pelt @notthefakeSVP

The SportsCenter anchor and ESPN Radio host will be live from Olympic Club all week providing on-site TV coverage for the worldwide leader. Van Pelt has a close relationship with Tiger Woods and frequently gets the inside scoop on Woods play and strategy for certain holes. He is also a fan of . . . .


Stephanie Wei @StephanieWei

Andy Zhang, 14, gave his first presser ever, no less at the US Open, and it was the best one I'd been to this week. #betterthanmost — Stephanie Wei (@StephanieWei) June 13, 2012

The former golfer and current SI Golf contributor and blogger provides great quotes from tour golfers, responds to fans questions and takes some fun pictures from the course that few people can capture. Send her a tweet about what is happening on the course, and chances are you will get a response back!


Golf Channel @golfchannel

#USOpenGolf Andy Zhang: `Wow, I just shook Tiger’s hand.’ - Blog: bit.ly/KGnRKk

Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) June 13, 2012

Follow this account for constant scoring updates, programming alerts and even to find out which golfer is on TV at any given time. If you ONLY want to see Tiger when he is on, this is a Twitter account that will let you know when.


Bubba Watson @bubbawatson

Bubba Watson is a must follow player for the US Open because he has been the most consistent player on tour this year. Watson won The Masters in overtime and has finished in the top 25 in 10 starts this season. Additionally, Bubba is really good about responding to his fans on Twitter. Give him a shout out, he will probably RT or respond to you!


Rory Mcilroy @McIlroyRory

Follow Rory because he is young, charismatic and a damn good golfer... what more could you ask for?  Rory is currently the #2 ranked golfer in the world. Look for Rory to be a serious contendor in this weekends Open.  Look for Rory to tweet some great updates and insights from the course.


John Buccigross @Buccigross

Buccigross is not just an awesome ESPN personality, but he is an outstanding golf personality as well.  Bucci is constantly tweeting funny and interesting golf related pictures and videos.  He is extremely active on twitter, so look for his account to be a well of golf information this weekend.


Rickie Fowler @RickieFowlerPGA

Rickie is one of the hottest young stars on the PGA tour right now because of his modern garb. He is known for wearing flat-brim hats, neon pants and whacky shoes will on tour.  Look for Rickie to be very active on Twitter this weekend, proving to the world that he is bringing cool back to the PGA.


Lee Westwood @WestwoodLee

Lee Westwood is a must follow going into the US Open because he is the #3 golfer in the world! Lee is constantly tweeting great pictures from his daily life and from funny things he finds on tour. Lee is great about responding to fans, and tweets quite often. So if you want a chance to get a shout-out from one of the best golfers in the world, give Lee a follow and send him a message!

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