Elon Musk’s new Twitter policy brings grim news for Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy

Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter caused chaos and some huge changes in the company’s operational work. The implementation of the new policies brought mixed reviews from fans. One policy, however, will be such a huge loss for golf giants Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy that the PGA Tour stars’ Twitter followers will take a hit.

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Tiger and Rory are two of the most popular golfers on the professional circuit today. The massive fans who follow the course also follow them off the beaten path on social media. Together, the two men have nearly 10 million followers on Twitter.

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However, after billionaire tycoon Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, the number of followers is likely to drop. Let’s take a look at how many phantom followers both men have and which other golfers they will struggle with.

How many imaginary followers do Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy have?

After Musk’s takeover of the social media giant, he promised to combat fake accounts and spam. Many celebrities including golfers happen to have millions of bot accounts as followers, which will eventually be removed by the company.

The 15-time Masters winner, Tiger Woods has the largest imaginary following in the world of golf. It has approximately 2.6 million people who consider it bogus. Meanwhile, the number of fake followers of his friend Rory McIlroy is just over 1 million and the proper amount is 1.1 million.

There are just 100,000 fake followers below, LIV Golf star Ian Poulter. Besides Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Brooks Kupka, and Ricky Fowler all have a lot of spurious followers.

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Former US PGA Champion Jason Dufner, who would lose 52% of his followers if Musk kept his word, has the largest percentage of false followers. Luke Donald, captain of the Ryder Cup Team Europe, is not far behind as over 49% of his followers are bot accounts.

May 20, 2022; Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; Tiger Woods (left) talks with Rory McIlroy as they cruise the fourth fairway during the second round of the PGA Golf Championship at Southern Hills Country Club. Mandatory credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Although Woods, McIlroy, and all the other golfers may end up losing millions of followers on Twitter, their influence and fan following on social media remains intact. They have earned the love and respect of their fans through their hard work, which can hardly be broken.

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What do you think about golfers losing a large number of followers? Let us know in the comments section below.

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