Honda Classic: Seeking out signatures as fans look to meet the players

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.-- While Tuesday at PGA National didn't hold any "nail biter" moments, some golf fans say, this was the best day for them to attend.

Golf fan Roy Lipsky takes hunting signatures seriously.  Last year, he claims, he was the first fan on the course at the Honda Classic.  

"I have nine grandchildren and I texted each one separately that I was the first one in to the Honda tournament," he said.

His goal Tuesday, to get signatures from his favorite golfers.  He traveled from New York for the day.  

"I love to be close to these guys, talk to these guys.  Get pictures with these guys.  And this is the time you want to do it.  Thursday through Sunday is okay, but there is nothing like being able to see these guys up close," he said.

Chris Comerford says it's all about location, location, location.  

"Right here at the putting green is a great spot to collect them," he said.

The pro golfers' blood pressure is lower on practice day.  Golfer Boo Weekley says on a tournament week he can sign his name 200 times.  

"But if you're right there by the tee box and you're right there, it's easy to sign and it's an easy thing to do," Weekley said, smiling.  

The items that golfers are asked to sign vary, however, and some are easier to sign than others.  

Golfer Ryo Ishikawa laughed, "It's pretty difficult to write my signature on a golf ball."

The 21-year-old golfer says he is happy to stop for every fan.  His first time to the Honda Classic and he's been waiting for his chance to go against Rory McIlroy.  "Someday we can play together, someday, so, yeah, looking forward to it."

Spectators can get signatures at a designated area set up near the club house, next to the 18th hole.  


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