PGA Tour Bans Reporters From Live-Tweeting Tournaments


Reporters live-tweeting sporting events has become as common as the written recaps that follow each game, tournament or match — but that’s about to change for the PGA.

Ty Votaw, the PGA Tour’s executive vice president of communications sent out an email on Thursday stating that the PGA “will revoke the on-site credentials of all journalists affiliated with outlets that post play-by-play coverage, whether those posts are originating from tournament site or otherwise.”

Social media has become an integral part of sports coverage, but depending on how this impacts the PGA, this could become the trend that other major sports will follow.

The new policy will be enforced this weekend at the Farmers Insurance Open.

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