USA Today's Michael McCarthy with the details of Charlie Rymer's Masters ejection. Working the event for Westwood One radio, Rymer used his cell phone outside the media center and was asked to leave the property.
When Rymer, who was credentialed by the Westwood One radio network to cover the tournament, stepped outside the media center to chat on his cell phone, he was nailed by a security guard and asked to leave the premises.
"We explained to him our policy, how we take it very seriously and we sent him home," Augusta spokesman Steve Ethun said Monday.
Rymer apologized and was admitted back Friday, Ethun said. The Masters also kicked out other credentialed media members (as well fans), for using cell phones. But Ethun declined to name them.
Westwood One spokeswoman Chris Miller was contrite about Rymer's ejection Monday. "He made a mistake. They asked him to leave for the rest of the day. He apologized. We know and respect the rules of Augusta National Golf Club. He returned on Friday and for the rest of the tournament," she said