The USGA encourages fans to capture their favorite moments at the U.S. Open Championships and stay connected with family and friends while on site. The USGA will set guidelines on mobile device usage to ensure our players and other fans are not distracted or disrupted during the championship. Fans may carry mobile devices smaller than 7” in length and/or height; however, all device volume controls should be set to “silent” or “vibrate” and flash photography should be disabled prior to entering the championship gate. Phone calls must not be received or placed in any area that may disrupt play including grandstands. Photography, video and audio recording are permitted throughout the course, but content must not be used for commercial purposes. Live streaming or shot-by-shot coverage of any player (with or without video) is prohibited at all times.
Conducting a global championship for the best golfers in the world is our primary focus. Violation of any of the above policies may result in immediate expulsion and loss of ticket privileges for the remainder of the championship. The USGA reserves the right to amend the Mobile Device Policy at any time.
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The Brookline Police Department is the lead law enforcement agency for the championship. Given the scope and international nature of this championship, it will require the help of other local, state, federal and private agencies to help produce the safest championship possible.
The primary goal for the USGA is to provide championship fans and the surrounding community with a safe and secure environment. The championship’s Public Safety Plan encompasses security, parking and transportation, fire suppression, first-aid services, emergency medical services, and the support of other various public and private agencies that may be called upon to perform certain duties. In conjunction with the Brookline Police Department, the USGA and its public safety partners are continuing to develop the comprehensive public safety plan to proactively monitor and assist in responding to specific calls for assistance.
Fans and other championship attendees will go through security screening prior to entering the championship grounds and will not be allowed to bring any of the items listed below. To expedite admission into the championship, it is recommended that all prohibited items are safely stowed prior to arriving at the championship. Please be sure to read the following list of prohibited items carefully:
NOTE: The USGA reserves the right to amend the List of Prohibited Items at any time to provide a safe and secure Championship.