Mobile Phones To Be Banned At Open Championship

Via the BBC comes news that mobile phones will be banned from the course at the Open Championship this year, following suit with many other golfing and sporting events from 2006. Mobiles were banned at the Ryder Cup in Kildare last year so Irish visitors to the event won’t be strange to the new procedures to be put in place yet it will be interesting to see if there is a knock on effect at other sporting events (soccer, GAA, snooker etc).

One of the main reasons is down to photos and video footage leaking to the press and the web before authorised journalists have a chance to get their content back to their respective papers. You can’t deny the power of the internet for too long though…

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