Found June 05, 2012 on Rumors and Rants:
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Phil Mickelson withdrew from the Memorial last weekend because of mental fatigue after posting a 79 in the opening round. But something else may have contributed to Mickelson’s early exit from the tournament: cellphones. According to four people with knowledge of the situation, Mickelson sent a text message to PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem from the sixth fairway at Muirfield Village claiming that the lack of policing of fans using cellphones was out of hand. Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler also both complained about the number of fans taking pictures with their phones, which forced some players to back off of their shots. Watson and Fowler were Mickelson’s playing partners last Thursday and both claimed Mickelson’s withdrawal was due to fans constantly distracting him by taking photos with their cellphone cameras. Watson claimed the tour’s rule on cellphone cameras isn’t working. The current regulation says fans can have them if they are on vibrate and are only used in specific...
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