This past year saw plenty of highlights on the course but there was also some notable content being shared online. Both fans and players have shared moments on social media that have sparked golf media and conversation.
On the European Tour channels we try and share all of this content, whether on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook but as continue our festive roundup the European Tour social media team have pulled together their favourite Player videos, photos and posts over the last 12 months.
Introducing the unofficial 2018 European Tour Social Media Awards...
Best photo - Renato Paratore’s Golfer Tan
Every golfer can relate to a golfer’s tan but not many on Tour have such a contrasting hand tan than young Italian Renato Paratore. Known for his quick play, the Rome native is one of only a few golfers to putt with his glove on - hence the tan.
Paul Waring installed a new putting green in his back garden weeks before claiming his first win.— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) August 20, 2018
Coincidence? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/vjhcMxM4v5
Miguel Ángel Jiménez provided Tommy Fleetwood with a new hairstyle during the Honma Hong Kong Open last month.
When Miguel did Tommy's hair 💇♂ pic.twitter.com/bIXXoHfLzx— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) November 24, 2018
If you’re interested in seeing the world, enjoy fast cars, enjoy good coffee and love dogs Brandon Stone is worth following on Instagram. It’s been a crazy year for the young South African.
Using Instagram stories, Ryder Cup hero Poults did several fan question & answers between tournaments, providing fans great insight to life on Tour.
It’s been a year one Italian won’t forget. Francesco, who tweets regularly, offers his fans an honest insight into his season. The Race to Dubai Champion can often be seen tweeting his brother, fellow European Tour player Edoardo and his coach Denis Pugh, both equally entertaining.
On my way to some deserved 🏖, with one extra piece of hand luggage 🤭— Francesco Molinari (@F_Molinari) July 24, 2018
I have received too many tweets to thank everyone individually. I am so proud of the messages of colleagues, friends and some real legends of the game and sport in general.
Thanks to every single one of you!
This video captured from the fan park at the Ryder Cup summed up the week for Team Europe.
The caption said it all. One spectator at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open missed seeing Pádraig Harrington up close...