Wyndham Championship now cell-phone friendly

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Fans will be able to bring their cell phones on the course at next month’s Wyndham Championship.

Defending champion Ryan Moore hopes to give them something to talk and text about.

Tournament officials said Tuesday that they would allow fans to use mobile phones at Sedgefield Country Club _ as long as the devices are kept in silent mode and calls are made only in designated areas around the course. Also, fans won’t be allowed to take pictures or video during the four competitive rounds.

Director Mark Brazil says it’s “kind of the guinea pig tournament” because cell phones have long been a no-no on the PGA Tour.

After joking that he might send some text messages from the course, Moore said he expects fans to use their phones responsibly.

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