It’s the great equalizer.
Several years ago, the European Ryder Cup team signed autographs and chatted up American fans, winning them over after the U.S. stars were less than accommodating.
Mark McGwire is attempting to win back some of his old supporters by grabbing anything fans toss his way.
Now, it may be Tiger Woods’ turn.
The disgraced golfer is back on the course this week, and according to reports he’s been downright generous with his signature and his good nature. That’s in stark contrast to the way he’s approached the game since becoming a major star in the late 1990s.
Woods’ autograph deal with Upper Deck is still going strong but signing for free is one way to woo fans who may be on the fence about him. He signed Monday while on his way to the practice tee and again Tuesday during a practice round.