Spieth Does Not Sign Autographs for “Professional Hounds”
Nine-time winner, Jordan Spieth, has recently spoken his mind about signing autographs for “professional autograph seekers”. After the final practice round at the AT&T Pro-Am, Jordan walked passed a number of guys who had bags full of memorabilia to get signed by the players. The guys chirped, but Spieth had the final word when he spoke his mind in a press conference. “Go get a job instead of trying to make money off of the stuff that we’ve been able to do”, he said, referring to the whopping 2 billion dollar sports autograph industry and the “professionals” who profit from it.
The laws of supply and demand suggest that by giving away less autographs, Jordan’s is now worth more on the market than if he signed away freely. Ironically, he will now likely get hounded more than most other tour players. So, in an effort to curb this evident pain-in-the-rump, Spieth has started to mark-up professional autograph seekers’ memorabilia with random scribbles which are not recognized by the powers-that-be, therefore are worthless on the market.
The top picture is Jordan’s autograph for a true fan and the bottom picture is his drawing of a right-angled-triangle-with-a-tail for a signature-hound.
Best of luck at the Genesis this week Jordan! May the wind be at your back and the Hounds off of it.