Pro golfer Jordan Spieth is fed up with autograph dealers. The 23-year-old two-time major champion was boiling over after he said a spectator at Pebble Beach seeking his autograph cursed him when he didn’t sign during a practice round Wednesday.
Spieth says that while he tries to accommodate autograph seekers, especially kids, he’s come to recognize some of those who are only there to gather autographs they can flip for money.
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Autograph hounds descend on Pebble Beach during the Pebble Beach Pro-Am because the field includes not only golfers but superstar athletes and celebrity entertainers.
Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning were just two of the athletes teeing it up. The video below sheds a little light on the crush athletes are up against. While many are collectors, there are others who spend the tournament collecting signatures they can sell.
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