Tiger truly a Twit

Defending champion Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the third round of the...

Defending champion Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the sixth hole during the third round of the Australian Masters at the Victoria Golf Club near Melbourne November 13, 2010. (REUTERS/Daniel Munoz)

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For the last year, Tiger Woods did his best to stay out of the limelight due to his marriage scandal.

Not anymore.

The former No. 1 golfer decided to join fellow athlete celebrities like Chad Ochocinco and Shaquille O’Neal by opening a Twitter account.

@TigerWoods was actually created more than a year ago but the athlete never took the time of day to update it.

"What's up everyone. Finally decided to try out twitter!" Woods tweeted earlier today.

Within the first hour of his tweeting, Woods racked up more than 30,000 followers. He had over 100,000 by the hour and a half mark and another 10,000 an hour later.

"Yep, it's me. I think I like this twitter thing. You guys are awesome. Thanks for all the love," he tweeted again this morning.

Woods will make his next public appearance at an LA golf tournament in December


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