Montgomerie clarifies Twitter ban

European captain Colin Montgomerie has clarified the policy on

using social media at Celtic Manor. He says players can use

Twitter, as long as they respect the privacy of the team room and

whatever else happens with his teammates.

Hours after Montgomerie and U.S. captain Corey Pavin said they

didn’t want their players on Twitter, Poulter sent out a tweet that

to his more than 1 million followers explaining the policy. Poulter

then said he played seven holes and the course was awesome.

It was the first question posed to Montgomerie on Tuesday, and

it wasn’t the kind he was expecting at golf’s biggest team event.

He said he thought he was captain of a golf team, not a tweeting

organization.