AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Unlike the other three majors, or any other tournament for that matter, the Masters forces patrons to leave technology behind for hours upon hours every day.
There are no cellphones allowed on the course at Augusta National. There are no big video screens at the Masters. No electronic scoreboards.
It's been that way forever at Augusta National.
And no one expects it to change, either. And that's fine with a lot of the patrons.
Ashley Kamrath of Austin, Texas, says "It's refreshing to be out here without it for a while, to have real conversations, real interaction. It reminds me of yesteryear."
But in a social media-hungry world and with state-of-the-art technology expanding every year, it's easy to think the Masters would eventually relent and start allowing it on course.