MONTEREY (CBS SF) — Jordan Spieth has had enough of professional autograph-seekers hounding him on the golf course.
The two-time major winner spoke Wednesday in a press conference prior to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and offered up a message for those looking to capitalize on his signature: “Go get a job instead of making money off what we do.”
Spieth made it clear he enjoys signing for children and charity items, but the adults that hound him have taken some of the fun out of that experience.
“You’re still trying to benefit off of me, and I’m not even Tiger Woods,” said Spieth, who added he was put off by the foul language used by at least one adult autograph-seeker.
“(They’re) just some scums. It just bothered me,” he said.
The 23-year-old said he has started to keep track of autographed items being sold online without his consent.
Spieth is paired with country singer Jake Owen this week at Pebble Beach.