Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter
Pebble Beach, CA, United States (4E Sports) - Jordan Spieth clashed with several adult autograph seekers Wednesday after finishing his practice round for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Spieth was signing few autographs for kids when he heard complaints and obscenities from a few adults, whom he thought were professional autograph seekers who will sell the memorabilia online.
"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 at his press conference Wednesday.
"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 added.
Spieth admitted that he is not appreciative of people who travel to benefit off other people's success.
"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 to make money off of the stuff that we have been able to do," he said.
This isn't the first time Spieth expressed his frustration with professional autograph seekers. During last year's U.S. Open at Oakmont, he called out professional sellers who pushed a kid seeking for his autograph.
Spieth will tee it up alongside Jake Owen, Dustin Johnson and Wayne Gretzky to kick off the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Thursday.
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