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A Major First

After successfully introducing a policy that allowed fans to bring their mobile devices onto the course at May's Senior PGA Championship, The PGA of America has announced that the same policy will be in place at the 93rd PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- The 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga., will allow spectators to carry and use mobile devices in select areas on the golf course.
 
The integration of mobile devices to enhance the golf spectator experience was conducted last May the 72nd Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, which was the first PGA of America-sponsored major spectator event to implement the new policy.
 
“Having successfully introduced the mobile device policy at one of our major spectator events, we are confident that we will have a positive response from those attending the 93rd PGA Championship in Atlanta,” said PGA of America President Allen Wronowski. “Mobile devices are a part of our daily lives, our personal caddie, and we ask that the great spectators who support our premier Championship will respect the ground rules and the players while enjoying one of the year’s foremost sporting events.”
 
During the PGA Championship, spectators at Atlanta Athletic Club will be alerted to follow proper usage on site by adjusting the volume setting to “silent” or “vibrate” Spectators may accept or make phone calls in designated areas throughout the golf course, primarily near concession stands. Digital messaging and checking data is allowed on the golf course. Cell phone camera use is only permitted during the Practice Rounds. No video recording will be permitted at any time during Championship Week. Spectators attempting to use their mobile device in unauthorized areas or in ways not sanctioned will be asked to surrender the device and pick it up at a designated location after they depart the golf course.
 
Tickets for the 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club are available by clicking here or by calling the PGA Ticketing Center at 1-800-PGA-GOLF (742-4653).
 

About the PGA Championship

The PGA Championship features the strongest field in golf and is considered one of the largest sporting events in the world. Since 1916, golf's best professionals have been competing for the PGA Championship's coveted Wanamaker Trophy; including past champions Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Davis Love III, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan and Walter Hagen.
 

About The PGA of America

Celebrating its 95th year, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission of its founders: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf.  By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in a multi-billion dollar golf industry.  By creating and delivering dramatic world-class championships and exciting and enjoyable promotions that are viewed as the best of their class in the golf industry, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. The PGA of America brand represents the very best in golf.