Jordan Spieth is only 23 years old and is one of the best golfers in the world, but he hasn’t figured out the memorabilia portion of the sport.
Spieth is a golf celebrity. He should know that everyone is looking for his autograph. He shouldn’t be surprised when a group of ravening collectors are looking for his signature at the end of a practice round in Pebble Beach.
But he was.
“So I turned around and one of them dropped an f-bomb in front of three kids, so I felt the need to turn around and tell them that that wasn’t right,” Spieth said. “And a couple of them were saying, ‘You’re not Tiger Woods, don’t act like you’re Tiger.’ I mean, it’s just like, ‘Whatever, guys. You’re still trying to benefit off me and I’m not even Tiger Woods. So, you know, what’s that say about you?’”
He didn’t stop there. He gave autograph seekers a stern warning.
“Our team keeps track of that kind of stuff,” Spieth said. “These guys just have bags of stuff to benefit from other people’s success when they didn’t do anything themselves. Go get a job instead of trying make money off of things we’ve been able to do.”
Spieth should probably worry about bouncing back from a down 2016.