New York Knicks shooting guard J.R. Smith has been down at The Players Championship all week, touring the grounds, doing interviews about his love for golf, and now tweeting from the tournament's official account. Smith told Golf Digest this week that he's played every day since the end of the NBA season, and he's been a ubiquitous celebrity all weekend at TPC Sawgrass.
Now, the Tour decided to hand their marquee tournament's Twitter account over to Smith, but it's been pretty benign and clean so far.
He's out on the course following a couple guys he told Golf Digest are some of his closer golfing friends, Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy (he also counted Bubba and Rickie in that group).
I don't think Rory is going to let me go watch Lee if he keeps this up! #JRTakeOver— THE PLAYERS (@THEPLAYERSChamp) May 11, 2014
Smith's support and patronage is definitely good and cool for the tournament, the Tour, and the game.
For the Tour's sake, let's just, uh, hope he avoids wading into non-golf matters. For our sake, here's hoping he does!