AUGUSTA — Rory McIlroy violated a sacred rule at Augusta National. The Northern Irishman broke the no cell phone rule Tuesday.
McIlroy can relax. It is unlikely he will have his playing privileges or Masters badge revoked.
During his pre-tournament press conference, McIlroy’s cell phone went off during an answer. He quickly muted the incoming call and let it be known “No phones at Augusta.”
The member moderator added: “We didn’t hear anything. I don’t have a phone. And the question was?”
McIlroy again apologized and continued his answer, safe for the day.
While patrons are warned they could have their badges taken should they be caught with a phone, McIlroy escaped. Membership indeed has its privileges.