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Yelling "Dilly Dilly" could result in a quick exit for spectators at the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -  Spectators at the Masters could find themselves escorted out of the tournament quickly if they yell a popular beer slogan. 

One online site reported earlier this week that spectators who yell the phrase "Dilly Dilly" will be removed from Augusta National. The report said security had been given a list of sayings that are prohibited and anyone who shouts them will be "removed" immediately.

"Dilly Dilly" gained popularity as a saying last fall through Bud Light commercials. Videos have since surfaced of fans yelling it at golf tournaments after players tee off.

Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley addressed the topic of fan behavior, which has become a hot topic on the PGA Tour.

In a few events this year, high-profile players Sergio Garcia, McIlroy and Justin Thomas have dealt with out-of-line comments. Garcia and Thomas even ended up getting hecklers ejected.

Ridley said he expects more decorum at Augusta.

"It's something really that's part of our culture," he said. "We believe that it's important not only here at the Masters, but in every tournament. I know there have been some incidents recently, but we take that part of our policies very seriously, and we will always take action to make sure that all of our policies are enforced, including that one."

The American beer maker responded to the reported ban on Twitter, proclaiming the company will send 1,000 "Dilly Dilly" T-shirts to the Masters for fans to wear.


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