UPDATE: Bryce Ritchie of Bunkered Online may have been punked by a security staff member at Augusta National. He tweeted out a conversation he had with the staffer who claimed he had a list of words the gallery is prohibited from saying on the golf course. Sports Illustrated and many other publications reported on the list but it isn’t 100% verifiable. We think it’s hysterical and great advertising for Bud Light. The words “Dilly, Dilly” are supposedly on the list. Bud Light caught wind of the ban and made the most of the opportunity to promote their beer and commercial (see video below) in which a beer patron yells out, “Dilly, Dilly!” Bud Light is sending 1,000 t-shirts to the Masters with the words “dilly dilly” printed on them. We’ll see if anyone ends up wearing one.
“For if thou cannot say Dilly Dilly, thou can still wear Dilly Dilly,”
Our King weighs in on the Dilly Dilly ban. pic.twitter.com/rVxrD5dsNf
— Bud Light (@budlight) April 3, 2018
Who knew that saying certain words would get you banned from The Masters Golf Tournament. As much as we would love the phrase, “in the hole” banned from golf, it didn’t make the list.
There’s always that one guy at every golf tournament who thinks it’s comical to yell something after a golfer takes a swing.
“Mashed potatoes,” “sprinkled cupcakes” and “Baba-Booey!” are just three examples of the many things people have yelled during professional golf tournaments.
The Chicago Sun Times reports:
Well heckling spectators be warned: yelling “dilly, dilly” at the Masters this week will get you kicked out, according to a report.
Bryce Ritchie of Bunkered Online, a publication based in Scotland, said that he spoke with a member of security at Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia, who said the staff had been given a list of sayings that are prohibited and anyone who shouts them will be “removed” immediately.
Just been told security staff at Augusta National have been handed a sheet with a list of sayings that are prohibited. I'm told "dilly dilly" is one of them. Patrons who shout out these phrases will be "removed" immediately. #themasters
— Bryce Ritchie (@Bryce_bunkered) April 2, 2018
“Dilly, dilly” was on that list. Ritchie admitted on Twitter that he had no idea what that phrase is a reference to.
If you’re like Ritchie, here’s some background on “dilly, dilly.”
The phrase has recently garnered a ton of traction thanks to many Bud Light commercials. It’s been commonly used as replacement of the word “cheers.”
— Andy McNamara (@AndyMc81) April 3, 2018