Originally posted on Devil Ball Golf  |  Last updated 1/13/12
Jason Gore isn't the biggest name on the golf planet, but over the last couple of days, he's turned into a social media sensation with the help of thousands of followers on Twitter. Gore, who became a fan favorite following his Cinderella run at the 2005 U.S. Open, was in need of some good luck after coming up one shot short of earning his card at Q-School. With a limited PGA Tour schedule, he'd have to rely on the kindness of tournament officials to get a sponsor exemption into some of the top-tier events -- like the Northern Trust Open. The California native apparently really wanted to play in the event at Riviera, going so far as to use his Twitter account to send out this tweet on Jan. 8: "Just signed up for the @ntrustopen qualifier, but you have NO IDEA how stoked I'd be to get a sponsors invitation! #myhometown #mymajor." It was a bold move. A pro golfer saying he deserved a sponsor exemption into a tournament, via Twitter? It couldn't work, right? In a move that proved socia...
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