Las Vegas, Nevada (Updated July 9, 2012)–Twitter has become a way for the average fan to engage favorite athletes and the media to stay on top of the latest news and info. Several PGA Tour, Web.com Tour, and LPGA Tour players with strong ties to Las Vegas golf courses regular take to tweeting. We thought we would provide a sampling of some recent activity on social media. And if you want to follow us, @LVGolfInsider. –By Brian Hurlburt
Former UNLV golfer Andres Gonzales, who played the PGA Tour in 2011 and won on the Web.com Tour earlier this year, recently hosted a Q&A during a rain delay. He is also well known for calling out a certain Tiger Woods via Twitter trying to get him to play golf with him and also follow him on Twitter. That was the topic and response of a question: "
@mintchipgolfer: @Andres_Gonzales has Tiger ever responded to you???" No." Simple enough.
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Current Las Vegas PGA Tour event champion Kevin Na (Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open) is also very active with Twitter. He recently re-tweeted a photo of himself with his pro-am group. "
@thekevinna just decided to have some fun with his Pro-Am group, chipping from the bridge over the creek on 18 pic.twitter.com/2DYJ9BZk ." And the PGA Tour event goes by the handle @JTShrinersOpen.
Natalie Gulbis is another terrific Tweeter, and also interacts with fans and shares many of her photos from the road with her large following. She was playing in the U.S. Women's Open and shared a photo of her with fans inside the Lexus Hospitality tent. "
@natalie_gulbis In the Lexus Suite http://twitpic.com/a4awdr ."
By clicking each of the Twitter names, you can now follow these three Las Vegas golfers. And you never know when they will mention you or respond to a question. And one thing they all share is a love of Las Vegas.