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Tiger Woods and his cell phone continue to make headlines

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If you’ve never been to Augusta National before, then you’ve probably never seen the sign. The big green and white sign I’m referencing that currently sits outside the course has a laundry list of things that are forbidden on the course during the Masters tournament.

One of the big no-no’s on the list is an item that can be as addicting as crack to some people, and that would be the cell phone. For one week out of the year, the course asks patrons and players alike to keep their phones away from the course.

If you’re a player, the rules state you must keep your phone in the locker during the tournament. I guess Tiger Woods didn’t get the memo. And we all know he’s probably the last one that wants to have his phone out in public.

Thanks to a little digging from Geoff Shackelford, he managed to come up with some photos of Woods using his phone during a practice round yesterday with Mark O’Meara. After the round, O’Meara was pressed to answer the question of why Woods had a phone on the course in the first place:

“He was filming my putting stroke and giving me advice. I told him I had a bit of a hoop in my stroke and he offered to help,” O’Meara said. “He wasn’t texting …”

And there’s the reason why the phone is such a big deal. Who cares if he’s carrying the phone on the course to take video of O’Meara’s putting stroke; there’s no way any sane person thought he was doing that yesterday.

A word of advice for Tiger: Dude, leave the phone in your locker. It is NOT you friend at the moment. It’s like he’s totally forgotten about the text scandal all together. I think Stevie Williams needs to hide the phone and return it to Woods at the end of the week. Doing so could be best for everyone.

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Written by Jonathan Wall

04/07/2010 at 4:07 am

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