Red Sox Nation travels well and far, as several PGA Tour golfers playing in China this week illustrated when they took to Twitter to wish Keegan Bradley’s beloved Boston nine well on their World Series win.
Bradley, whose boosterism for all Boston sports teams is legend among his colleagues, tweeted his glee after the Sox won the series in six games by beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 on Wednesday night.
Keegan Bradley @Keegan_Bradley 31 Oct:
Congrats to the @RedSox! World Series champs #bostonstrong!!!
The New England native, who was tied for 17th at 5-under, seven shots back of leader Dustin Johnson, after 36 holes at the WGC-HSBC Champions, was not alone among his colleagues in congratulating the Olde Towne Team on claiming its third world championship title in the last 10 years (suck on that, Yankees!).
Former world No. 1 Luke Donald and Billy Horschel were among the tweeting well-wishers who observed how much the victory meant to players and fans after the team took it upon itself to help heal the psychic wounds of the City of Boston following the Boston Marathon terror bombings in April.
Luke Donald @LukeDonald 31 Oct:
Congrats to Boston, seems very apt that they would win the World Series this year.
Billy Horschel @BillyHo_Golf 31 Oct:
Congrats to the Red Sox Nation! And to the city of Boston! Much deserved! #hellyeah
Colt Knost @ColtKnost 30 Oct:
Hell yeah!!! Congrats @MikeNapoli25 and @RedSox on the World Series!!!
James Hahn took a contrarian view, which PGA professional Mark Cunningham suggested may make the Oakland Athletics fan persona non grata at next year’s Deutsche Bank Championship, the Labor Day tourney contested just a few miles from Fenway Park in Norton, Mass.
James Hahn @jameshahnPGA 30 Oct
Can’t stand watching Boston win another World Series. Changing channel to Family Feud. Someone tweet me if something crazy happens.
Mark Cunningham @MACunninghamPGA 30 Oct
@jameshahnPGA good luck coming to TPC Boston in the fall, if you make it