The Waste Management Phoenix Open is encouraging fans to not bring any bags to this year's golf tournament as the security has changed.
A Phoenix Open spokesperson said the PGA Tour now requires all tournaments to implement new security measures to enhance public safety and make it easier for fans to get into the tournament.
Items NOT allowed:
Pets (except for service animals)
Opaque bags larger than 6" x 6" x 6"
Clear tote bags, plastic, vinyl larger than 12" x 6" x 12"
Radios, televisions or other electronic items that make noise
Whistles, horns, noise makers
Bringing in food or drinks (except for infant or medical needs)
Items that ARE allowed:
Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12" x 6" x 12" (They will be available at parking shuttle locations and at the main entrance to the tournament.)
One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag
Small clutch bags/wristlets, approximately the size of a hand
All phones, tablets and PDA's must be on silent mode
Sealed bottled water in approved bags
Still camera without case and with lens smaller than 6" (Monday-Wednesday only)
Umbrellas without sleeve
Collapsible chairs without chair bags
Portable radios with headset
Strollers, plastic baby bottles and other baby supplies
Binoculars without case
Tinted Plastic Bag
Printed Pattern Plastic Bag
Oversized Tote Bag
Organizers said exceptions will be made for fans needing to bring medical supplies and items to meet infant needs into the tournament.
Everyone attending the tournament will be subject to search at the entrances and on the course at any time and metal detecting wands will be used at each entrance gate on everyone including volunteers, spectators, working staff, and media.
This public safety measure is also used at other large venues, including the Arizona Cardinal's stadium and other NFL stadiums, the University of Michigan, Penn State University and Michigan State University.