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USGA exploring cellphone use at U.S. Open

Updated: June 11, 2012, 5:26 PM ET
By Bob Harig

SAN FRANCISCO -- If Phil Mickelson truly was bothered by fans and their cellphones two weeks ago, he at least won't have to worry about it at the U.S. Open.

Cellphones are not allowed.

Unlike the PGA Tour, which since last year has permitted the use of cellphones at tournament sites, the USGA has yet to go that far, at least where the U.S. Open is concerned.

But it's not necessarily for the reasons that bothered Mickelson and have been an issue at several tour sites this year.

"We're ...

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