Steve Elkington reportedly claims PGA Tour made him delete offensive Michael Sam tweet

Steve Elkington created a self-inflicted social media firestorm around himself on Monday due to his ill-advised, homophobic and offensive tweet about Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam, who announced that he was gay a few weeks ago. Elkington, whose best years on the PGA Tour have passed him by, is well-known as something of a […]The post Steve Elkington reportedly claims...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Fool of the Day winner is golfer Steve Elkington

Sometimes those jokes you tell your friends are just not that funny to others.  There are other times when humor can show your true feelings on a subject.  Meet PGA Golfer Steve Elkington. During the NFL Scouting Combine, Elkington tried this tweet to start things off: “ESPN covering Michael Sam as a gay athlete is embarrassing”.  Left on its own, one could think that the...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Elkington: PGA Tour Asked Me To Take Down Michael Sam Tweet

Former PGA Championship winner Steve Elkington was visited by the PGA Tour social media police Tuesday. The 10-time Tour winner raised some eyebrows earlier in the day after he tweeted an apparent gay joke that was directed at NFL draft prospect Michael Sam. The joke badly backfired, and soon afterward, the tweet disappeared. The deletion might not have been Elkington’s choice...
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Intelligence Isn’t Exactly Steve Elkington’s Bag

Because Steve Elkington likes a good Twitter war, the 51-year-old Aussie chimed in on Michael Sam on Tuesday. Apparently ESPN’s coverage of the openly gay NFL prospect has been too much for the golfer to handle, so he released a series of tweets — one of which was screen-grabbed before he deleted it.He can try to pretend his idiotic rant never happened, but screen-grabs don...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Golfer Steve Elkington Tweets Gay Joke, Rips ESPN’s Michael Sam Coverage

Former PGA Championship winner Steve Elkington drew the ire of the Internet on Tuesday when he tweeted out what appeared to be a gay joke directed at NFL draft prospect Michael Sam. ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine.... No one else expected to throw today— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014 Elkington explained in tweets both before...
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Golfer Steve Elkington tweets inappropriate Michael Sam joke

If Steve Elkington tweets a joke and the world forgets to laugh, was it actually a joke? Tuesday, he sent out a zinger about Michael Sam at the NFL Combine.
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Golfer Steve Elkington Makes “Handbag Throw” Joke About Michael Sam On Twitter

Australian professional golfer Steve Elkington may not want to check his Twitter mentions today – not after what he himself has tweeted Tuesday morning. Elkington, who is no stranger to controversy on the social media medium, went after both ESPN and Michael Sam. Sam, of course, is attempting to become the first openly gay player to play in the NFL this upcoming season. He’s...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Elkington Makes Fun of Helicopter Crash

You hear a lot of famous people tweeting out things that might be offensive and in some cases leads to them deleting their Twitter accounts but PGA tour star Steve Elkington who’s known for some crazy tweets went a little too far. On Friday night into Saturday morning there was a terrible police helicopter crash that hit a pub in Glasgow, Scotland and the 1995 PGA Championship...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Elkington in hot water for tweets

Australian golfer Steve Elkington could be disciplined for what he says was his inadvertent "use of language in relation to the Pakistani people" in a Twitter message. He apologized for "comments borne out of frustration" and will accept any punishment he is given. Elkington, the 1995 PGA champion, tweeted an offensive term while criticizing the English city...
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

The most disappointing headline of the day

When I’m told a guy on the Senior Open had a racist twitter rant, I am expecting to see some real fireworks. You know, like John Rocker but crazier. Like Michael Richards but even more shocking. Like Fox News but with all the subtext made explicit. Especially when the Senior golfer in question is from Australia, like Steve Elkington. Those people have no tact! Sadly, USA Today...
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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