Social-media images, video banned at Ryder Cup
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The PGA of America and the European Tour have put a ban on uploading photos to the internet via social media during the Ryder Cup, Sept. 23-28 at Gleneagles in Scotland, according to the The Telegraph.
Audio and video capture are also prohibited during the six-day event, although photos are allowed on practice-round days as long as they are for personal use.
According to the web story, anyone uploading photos will have their phones and/or camera confiscated for the duration of the day. The rules also state: “Images taken with a camera, mobile phone or other electronic device cannot be used for any purpose other than for private and domestic purposes. You must not sell, license, publish (including, without limitation, via Twitter or Facebook or any other social media site) or otherwise commercially exploit photographs.”
Cell phones are allowed for texting and phones call can be made in designated areas, but the phones must be in silent-mode at all times.
Other prohibitions include a ban on autographs, running, personal mobility scooters and children under the age of 5.
Here are some examples of players taking photos and/or video at PGA Tour events this season that wouldn't be allowed at the Ryder Cup: