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Volume 24 No. 114

Events Attractions

          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).