"Nothing quite like hitting my best shot of the day into the last and walking off with a bogie, what a terribly re-designed green #sourtaste," Donald wrote; as always on Twitter, everything is [sic]'d. Problem is, he didn't end there.
Donald apparently thought he was texting or direct-messaging someone else, as he then posted his cell phone number and a shot at Hanse. "Gil Hanse is a [rooster]! Ha ha," he wrote. Both tweets were quickly deleted, but you can see the original here on Dogs That Chase Cars. (NSFW language, unless your workplace is a farm.)
"I made an error," Donald said after Sunday's round. "I sent a message out on Twitter that was not meant to go out on Twitter and I take full responsibility. I realized it immediately, tried to delete it and tried to move on. Unfortunately it got caught up there, and such is life. I didn't mean to put it out there and I apologize to anyone I offended, especially Gil Hanse."
Donald added that his phone had been ringing off the hook, metaphorically speaking, and that he might take a little break from Twitter for the time being. Oh, and he also didn't apologize for his words about the 18th:
"I'm still not that keen on it," Donald said. "I think the tour have done a great job in terms of making this course a lot better. I just think some of the design in that hole is a little severe. Obviously I was pretty heated, and certainly by the time that message went out, I had calmed down a lot, but it certainly wasn't meant to be public."
After three rounds, Donald is 4-under, tied for 27th and a whopping 15 strokes behind leader Louis Oosthuizen.
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