2010 Ryder Cup Teams banned from Social Media

It was announced today that  both captains, Corey Pavin and Colin Montgomerie have put in place for all players, a blanket ban from using Twitter or Facebook during the 2010 Ryder Cup week.

This is designed to keep all players focused on the three-day competition that kicks-off Friday at Celtic Manor.

Pavin said: “We talked about it. The team has come to a consensus not to do it.

“It can be a little bit distracting sometimes, and I think it is important to focus on the Ryder Cup and playing in the matches. We’ve decided to not Tweet this week, but a week from today I am sure Tweeting will be all over the place.”

Concurring with his counterpart, Montgomerie said: “We are in the same boat. I think it’s important we focus on the job in hand this week.

“We are here to try regain the trophy that Corey has brought back for us. We have to focus on that job, and as Corey rightly says, on Monday October 4, yes, you will find the team probably on social network sites, but not until then.”

The decision will effect players on both sides.

Your thoughts?

I’m on the fence about it. I can see and understand the point, it’s an important week and you want as few distractions as possible for your players. But think about the exposure! This is a big opportunity for all involved to give the viewers and readers an “insider’s perspective” on what’s happening and this is the first time when it’s really a possibility.

In prior Ryder Cups, there’s always the post round interviews & such, but now there’s the opportunity to get the real thoughts and feelings from the players.

On the flipside, it’s also a great way to get the players pumped up if they can witness 1st hand the outpouring of support from the fans.

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