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By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

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Sorry, Serena — golf is the only sporting event where fans aren’t allowed to take cell phone pictures. Top-ranked tennis player Serena Williams was watching Tiger Woods at the Honda Classic on Friday, and learned about the PGA Tour’s cell-phone/picture-taking policy the hard way.

Williams was by the 17th tee box when she pulled out her phone to try and take a picture of Tiger. Security guards and marshals double as part of the Mo-Po (mobile phone police task force) these days at tournaments and one of them spotted — and scolded — Williams just in the nick of time, putting his hand in front of her phone and pushing it away. 

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Picture of fans taking pictures while Tiger hits a shot during second round at Memorial

Phil Mickelson sent a message to the PGA Tour last Thursday at the Memorial Tournament — we all heard his comments loud and clear when he pulled out of Jack’s event after his first-round 79, citing “mental fatiague,” but what we didn’t know was tat he actually used his cell phone to send a text message to Commissioner Tim Finchem from the 6th fairway at Muirfield Village. Yes, really.

Doug Ferguson from the AP reported:

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