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Golfers Debate Merits Of Wearing Microphones During Play
Published January 12, 2011
|Purdy thinks golfers should at least try wearing a microphone|
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? In California, Marc Figueroa notes the Tour at the Jan. 27-30 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines will allow fans to “carry their mobile devices as part of a testing process that began last year.” Tournament Dir Tom Wilson said that spectators “will be able to use their devices in designated areas.” Phones “must be set to silent mode.” The Wyndham Championship in August '10 “conducted the first test, and subsequent tests were held at the Frys.com Open in San Martin and the unofficial Chevron World Challenge in Thousand Oaks.” Figueroa notes there “were major disturbances reported.” Wilson said that the Tour “wanted to conduct further tests at larger events with stronger fields and chose" Farmers and the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am in February (NORTH COUNTY TIMES, 1/12).