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YEAR OF THE TIGER MEANS NO CAMERAS ON THE GOLF COURSE

          Citing "growing player complaints that clicking
     shutters are messing with golfers' minds," the PGA Tour has
     "barred spectator snapshots" during the AT&T Pebble Beach
     National Pro-Am tournament, according to John Woolfolk of
     the SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS.  Spectator David Buchanan, from
     Modesto, CA: "This tournament used to be about fun.  But how
     can it be about fun when they take our cameras away?" 
     Woolfolk wrote that the "large and noisy crowds drawn by
     Tiger Woods at last year's tournament have been blamed for
     the camera ban."  As for the celebrities in the tournament,
     some "shrugged off the distraction."  Alice Cooper: "I'm
     used to people yelling and throwing things at me on stage. 
     It doesn't bother me a bit.  Cameras are the least of my
     worries."  Northern CA Golf Assoc. spokesperson Adam Brady
     said that despite the camera ban, ticket sales are up 20%
     this year (John Woolfolk, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 1/30).

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