PGA criticised over Willett, Stenson spelling gaffes


The Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) came in for criticism on Wednesday after a tweet from its official account misspelt the names of two of this year's major champions.

As part of a series of tweets based around the 12 days of Christmas, the PGA, which represents professional golfers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, made reference to 2016's four first-time major winners - Danny Willett, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson and Jimmy Walker.

However, a rogue 'd' was included in Stenson's first name, while the surname of Masters winner Willett was also spelled incorrectly, with only one 't' instead of two.

Willett retweeted a message from former professional boxer Matty Clarkson to the PGA, which read: "Whoever runs your twitter is pathetic! Getting @Danny_Willett and @henrikstenson name wrong is embarrassing."

The erroneous tweet was duly deleted, with an amended version posted in its place.