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January 11 2012

6:24 PM

Twitter world supports Gore’s bid

What started out as an "innocent hint hint" -- at least, that's what Jason Gore thought -- has taken on a life of its own in the Twitter world.

On Sunday, Gore tweeted that he had just signed up for the Northern Trust Open's Monday qualifier. But the SoCal native added that he'd be "stoked" to get a sponsor's invitation into the event at Riviera Country Club that he considers his personal major.

Before he knew it, fans -- including LPGA star Christina Kim -- were tweeting their support. In the last four days, there have been 311 tweets that mentioned @JasonGore59 and 352 @NTrustOpen compared with 15 and seven, respectively in the previous seven days.

Here's how things unfolded in Gore's world.

@JasonGore59 on Jan. 8
Just signed up for the @ntrustopen qualifier, but you have NO IDEA how stoked I'd be to get a sponsors invitation! #myhometown #mymajor

@JasonGore59 on Jan. 8
“@ghostofhogan: ok followers let's see if we can help get Jason a sponsors invite. Tweet NTrustOpen that u want Gore in the field!!” love it

@JasonGore59 on Jan. 10
Thank you everyone for your support!! @ntrustopen @ericmagidson What I thought would be an innocent "hint hint" has turned awesome!@

JasonGore59 
Hey everyone! Thanks again for all your support. Whether I'm in the field or not, please go out and support @NTrustOpen #TheyAreGoodSports

Here are a couple of Christina Kim's tweets on the subject.

@TheChristinaKim Christina Kim on Jan. 10
“@GolfChannel: Would you like to see the @NTrustOpen extend a 2012 invite to @JasonGore59? @thechristinakim does. #NTO4GORE” I do, I do!

@TheChristinaKim Christina Kim on Jan. 9
Please RT if you think @JasonGore59 should get an invite into the @ntrustopen this year. I sure as Hell do! Let's start a petition of RTs!!!

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