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Players expect cellphone policy to take effect

For all the PGA Tour’s reluctance (or hesitancy) to go public with its cellphone-friendly policy, the players I’ve spoken to in recent days say it’s a done deal. “No downside,” wrote a former Policy Board member via text. “Fans want it, we can and will deal with it. If the tour is smart, it will embrace it.”

Cracked another: “Some guys spend half the pro-am on the phone. We can’t do that, then expect people to come out to tournaments and obey our silly little law.”

It’s not silly, but it is outdated. Lifting the cellphone prohibition wouldn’t exactly amount to progressive thinking, but it would give potential ticket-buyers one less reason not to attend events. For the time being – and beyond – that should be reason enough.