Drones banned in Augusta-Richmond County ahead of 2015 Masters

None of those at Augusta this year. (Getty Images)
None of those at Augusta this year. (Getty Images)

I have bad news if you have 2015 Masters badges.

You can't bring your drone.

According to Golfweek, the Augusta-Richmond County Commission will not allow drones to be flown over Augusta, Georgia from April 2-13.

Normally, this sort of legal move wouldn't be allowed by a county commission, but recent happenings at sporting events have made banning drones possible.

"The Federal Aviation Administration holds general jurisdiction over drones, but the commission determined it had specific public health and safety issues, citing the Boston Marathon as an example of a public gathering and/or famous sports venue that has experienced an incident of violence."

This is unfortunate for Tiger Woods. Using a drone might be the only way he can get balls on the greens at Augusta these days.

Also, in case anybody breaks the law, we'll know who to turn to.

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