How the PGA Tour, Max Homa, and Justin Thomas Reacted to the Six Hour Internet Shutdown

Published 10/05/2021, 7:41 AM EDT
Jun 20, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Justin Thomas reacts to his shot from the second tee during the final round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports


A lot of things in life are uncertain. That’s the way the world functions. When Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp were all globally down for several hours on Monday, a lot of people were unsure if the serves would ever come back. Thankfully, the problem was restored, and the issue drew a lot of reactions from everyone worldwide. Here’s how the PGA Tour reacted to the same. 

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Max Homa and PGA Tour take advantage of internet shutdown 

What would a world without Facebook and Instagram look like? We all got a glimpse of it yesterday with the massive serve crash. No one knew what to do, and Twitter was the only major platform where people could still post and interact. 

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Twitter was flooded with memes and worthy content about the outage. Naturally, a lot of golf fans and professionals invited themselves to the scene, and the first golfer to do it was none other than ‘Twitter God’ Max Homa! 

Here’s what Homa posted after the Facebook outage: 

Homa laid his priorities. Well, the internet was indeed a better place back then, and the 30-year-old wants to revisit that phase. A lot of users agreed with Homa in the comments section, including fellow tour pro Justin Thomas. JT gave Homa a huge compliment. 

Meanwhile, the PGA Tour also decided to have some fun through its official Twitter handle. The tour posted a celebratory video after Instagram serves returned following a six-hour shutdown. It seemed like the longest six hours ever! 

What caused the outage anyway? 

There is a reason behind everything isn’t there? Initially, everyone was clueless as to what happened when Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp stopped working. Some assumed that their phones turned faulty, while a few predicted that the end is near! 

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However, Facebook later returned with a cause and blamed router configurations for the massive outage. 

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“This disruption to network traffic had a cascading effect on the way our data centers communicate, bringing our services to a halt,” the company mentioned in a statement

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Server outages like this are bound to happen once in a while. However, it often doesn’t happen on a global scale like it did on Monday. 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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