23 Apr '12, 9pm

British Open to allow mobile devices this summer; Royal Lytham remade for this summer's event #pga #golf

British Open to allow mobile devices this summer; Royal Lytham remade for this summer's event #pga #golf

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Spectators will be able to use mobile phones at the British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes this summer, the R&A said on Monday. A decision has been taken to remove the ban that has been in place since 2006 in order to enhance the experience for the general public. Calls will be allowed in designated areas, but photography and video recording will not be permitted during the four days of the championship. "There is no denying the attachment people feel to their mobile phones both in terms of gathering information and staying in touch with family and friends," said R&A Chief Executive Peter Dawson. "We understand this and allowing their use at the championship will enrich the Open experience. "We understand there will be concerns over this change in policy, but we will be liaising with spectators around the tented village and food and drink o...

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