Feb 20, 2012 7:28 PM
MARANA - Practice rounds at the Accenture Match Play Championship proved to be a great opportunity for fans to get within just a few yards from their favorite professional golfer.
Eight-year-old Lucas Hughes from Oregon waited for more than an hour to get an autograph from Steve Stricker but he never got it, "He probably just didn't see me," Lucas said.
Also standing by in the Kids' Zone near the driving range were brothers Jacob and Cade Nikitis, one brother explained how fans can score an autorgraph, "when they walk by, they'll just sign it if you stick it out." The other said, "I have Sergio, Choi and I don't know this last signature."
So how far will some kids go to get an autograph? Jacob said he try his hardest to get a signature from Tiger Woods, "I don't think I'd tackle them but I might shove them out of the way."
Bonnie Harkey, a fan from Phoenix, was among those seeking autographs, "there are probably more adults than kids," she said.