Steve Elkington hasn't been a great golfer in 15 years, but he's moved on to his second career as a guy who says dumb shit on Twitter. And he is elite.
The Australian won 10 times on the PGA tour, the highlight being a victory at the 1995 PGA Championship. But Elkington has really only hit his stride upon joining the Champions Tour in 2013. Since then, the 51-year-old has made an unfortunate joke about a fatal helicopter crash, unintentionally told golf writer Stephanie Wei that she had "no cans," and today made a dumb quip about Michael Sam. Elk is all-too-familiar with Twitter time-outs.
Elkington's Twitter features silly "this deserves endless retweets" stuff like this—though he doesn't think Richard Sherman is a thug, so he has that going for him—and a cocktail of bad jokes and mildly offensive thoughts. It's like your uncle wandered away from Facebook and made a Twitter account to grouse about Obamacare and those clowns in the government in fewer characters. Elk certainly isn't the worst person in the world, but most of his thoughts would be better kept to himself.
Anyone know the name of this big bridge?..... pic.twitter.com/6ZSN6MGf29
— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 21, 2014
Obama meeting with Al Sharpton about anything shows just how bad off America is....
— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 18, 2014
Do they call it the "skeleton" cause if you fall off your skeleton is all that's left?
— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 14, 2014
Pisses me off I watch #goldrush & they never find anything.... I've seen goat fuks more organized
— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) January 25, 2014
Obama announces "promise Zones"......huh? My Highschool girlfriend had that....
— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) January 10, 2014
Colorado implements weed RULES...... Hahahahahaha.......dude #Colorado
— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) January 2, 2014
Good one, Steve.
Who goes down easier Matt Schaub or Miley Cyrus
— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) December 29, 2013
This photo of all the whiskey ever probably explains some things.
Here's the Dali Larma lineup.... pic.twitter.com/h44mQD1rA8
— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) December 16, 2013
Chris Christie goes to the Bridge in person to apologize ..... Blocks two lanes....
— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) January 9, 2014
— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) December 13, 2013