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Simpson trends worldwide after first-tee fluff

ESPN staff
September 26, 2014
Webb Simpson's Ryder Cup-opening tee shot went all of 190 yards © Getty Images

We've all fluffed an opening tee shot limply down the fairway - but spare a thought for Team USA's Webb Simpson, who managed to duff the first shot of the Ryder Cup fourballs in spectacular fashion.

Simpson suffered a nightmare start to his Gleneagles campaign with a 190-yard drive off the first tee - prompting rapturous applause from the European fans and a torrent of jibes on Twitter.

It was such a poor effort that Simpson began to trend worldwide on the social networking site - with some even suggesting he had used his putter off the first tee. Here are some of the best reactions to his nervous duff.

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