Rory McIlroy Snubbed from SI Top Social Accounts List for 2015

December 9, 2015

Sports Illustrated has released its annual list of the best social media accounts in sports. For the second straight year, female golfer Christina Kim was named to the list. Unlike 2014, however, Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson were kept off the list.

That’s right, in terms of golfers, the SI Twitter 100 added Ian Poulter in place of McIlroy and Watson, citing Poulter as a “fan-friendly golfer” who “makes a habit of doing giveaways on his feed.” Maybe this explains McIlroy’s recent generosity with Nike drivers.

Joining Poulter and Kim in recognition was Michelle Wie, who was selected as one of the top 10 Instagram feeds. Wie constantly posts from her various travels around the world. Recently, that meant posts of her swimming with sharks.

Though he didn’t get the Top 100 recognition, we must remember it was McIlroy’s social media accounts he used this summer to break news about his ankle injury and rehab, keeping golf fans in the loop about one of the top players in the world.