While newly crowned PGA Championship victor Jason Dufner has become known this season for starting the #Dufnering trend on social media, Lee Westwood seemingly stole the World Wide Web spotlight for a few hours late Sunday and early Monday.
It began with a fairly innocuous, yet clear, message from Westwood's Twitter account to his critics at 11:44 p.m. EDT, via @WestwoodLee:
You minions need to live from the inside out rather than the outside in!!!!
-- Lee Westwood (@WestwoodLee) August 12, 2013 Nothing unusual there. Pro golfers, pro athletes or any celebrity sometimes see fit to defend themselves on social media. The critical posts can be cruel and vulgar all too often.
But what followed was, indeed, extraordinary. Westwood continued to take on the "trolls," as they have long been called among Internet users, and retort while holding little back. It ended nearly three hours later with this remark: "Not been hacked. Just honest. Bored now. Westy out."
There was also an apology...