All golfers know it's long been a no-no to pull out your cell phone and use it on a golf course. While golfing, it will slow the pace of play, and while at a golf tournament it could distract golfers and other spectators.
This week, the PGA Tour is again letting spectators use their cell phones during actual tournament rounds at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am.
This is the official release posted on the website for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am.
This year’s tournament will feature a test of mobile devices on course. Fans will be able to make cell phone calls in special calling areas on all three courses as well as follow the action online as long as they have their device on silent mode and do not use the camera function. We are confident this will enhance the spectator experience while preserving the integrity of the competition. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Ken Lovell with the PGA Tour said that It wasn't a premeditated move to do this test at the AT&T, though they are happy to conduct it there. AT&T is the title sponsor of this Pro Am, and AT&T's Mobility unit is headquartered in Atlanta. This is the 5th test the PGA Tour has done with allowing cell phone use on the tournament courses and each test has yielded positive results.