Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesFans at TPC Sawgrass were taking photos of players during the round, causing several to step away from shots as they were about to hit. Although spectators are now allowed to bring phones to tournaments, they aren't allowed to shoot photos or videos.
The PGA Tour allows cell phones at tournament sites but does not allow photography or video during tournament rounds, although it is nearly impossible to enforce.
Volunteers are constantly telling spectators to put away their phones or reminding them that they can't take photos or shoot video. Good luck with that.
"The bigger the galleries are, obviously the more people you have, and now where these people can use them ... we don't mind it, just put it on silent," Woods said. "It's not that hard. But they don't. It can cost guys tournaments, because a shot on Thursday is the same as a shot on Sunday. So it's one of the difficult things about it."
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