Selfies, social media use allowed at Ryder Cup

Rory McIlrory took his celebration to social media after winning The Open Championship.
Rory McIlrory took his celebration to social media after winning The Open Championship. ( Instagram: rorymcilroy )

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The use of social media and photography will be encouraged at the 2014 Ryder Cup after all, the Ryder Cup announced Wednesday.

Spectators and participants will be allowed to use mobile devices to create and upload content at the event set for Gleneagles Sept. 23-28, despite a report earlier this week that spoke to the contrary.

Besides prohibiting the use of cameras at holes during play, the tournament looks to encourage social media interaction, going as far as setting up 4G wireless connection at the venue.

"We want people to share their stories online and feel part of The Ryder Cup," Edward Kitson, Match Director of the Ryder Cup, in a release.

That's good news for some of the stars of the PGA Tour, who have taken to social media to share some of their experiences this season. Here are a few examples:

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