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Spieth tweet inspires PGA pros banter

JORDAN Spieth sent out a tweet this week in relation to a new product adorning his image which sparked some hilarious banter from his peers.

A QUICK promotional tweet from former World Number One Jordan Spieth resulted in immediate action from his Twitter followers, but not necessarily in the form of a spike in sales.

The 22-year-old Texan sent out a tweet ahead of this week's The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass announcing his partnership with wall decal company Fathead.

Fans can now purchase huge print outs of the two-time major champion to stick on their bedroom walls, the company already producing decals of all the biggest names in American and international sport.

"My @Fathead decal is now available! If you pick one up, tag me in a photo of it," wrote Spieth on Twitter.

Unfortunately for the young Texan a handful of his fellow PGA Tour professionals hijacked the social media post and started taking aim at each other with a series of hilarious tweets.

Fellow American John Petersen (who gained fame in November last year when he launched a Happy Gilmore-style drive in a PGA Tour event) weighed in first, sarcastically informing Spieth he'd duck down to his nearest local sporting goods store Dicks right away.

"Sweet! Headed to @DICKS right now" wrote Peterson on Twitter.

Fellow PGA Tour larrikin Colt Knost then took aim at Spieth's long-time friend and PGA Tour winner Justin Thomas, observing in a tweet "That looks like [Justin Thomas'] bedroom".

Last year's CIMB Classic winner didn't take kindly to being publicly humiliated about his long-term friendship with Spieth, firing back at Knost with a jab of his own.

"Tried to get one of you but wall wasn't quite wide enough," wrote Thomas on Twitter.

The fun ended when Knost had the final say, telling Thomas "Damn u need a bigger house then".

No doubt there will be some more words exchanged in the locker room at TPC Sawgrass throughout the week.

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