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Beginning with this week’s Northern Trust and moving forward, the PGA Tour will allow spectators to take photos and video of on-course action during tournament rounds.
Spectators were permitted photo opportunities under the Tour’s previous mobile device policy, but only during practice rounds. (Live streaming and shot-by-shot coverage is still not allowed.)
A PGA Tour spokesperson said the softening of the mobile-device policy is a step to make the Tour more fan-friendly. Fans will also be allowed to share their tournament photos and videos via social media.
Under the new policy, phones must be on silent at all times and a flash is not allowed. Those who don’t follow the guidelines risk having their tickets revoked.
The European tour also announced its new mobile phone policy this week — which it experimented with in the past months — and it falls in line with the PGA Tour’s new guidelines.