No-phone policy at Masters forces break from social media

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Derek Jensen's profile picture features Rae's Creek and the Ben Hogan Bridge, and a picture of the Masters logo. It'll stay that way for several hours.

No more tweets, nothing on Instagram or Facebook.

Not while he's on the golf course at Augusta National. Forget posting that photo from Amen Corner or what Tiger Woods just did with his club.

At the Masters, everyone must leave smartphones at home, in the car or checked at the gate. It's social media silence. Anyone caught with a phone is escorted off the grounds.

It's a policy embraced as part of Augusta National's mystique and a now rare escape from technology.

Jensen, who's from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, said Wednesday the itch to post passed quickly as he and three friends wandered the course.

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