Spieth: It comes with the territory

Ahead of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Jordan Spieth has said that he has gotten use to the hype of being the best golfer in the world.

Being bombarded by fans requesting autographs and selfies while practicing for the tournament ahead of Pebble Beach, the American had to ask his followers for a little breathing but did mention that he appreciates their support.

"Honestly, it’s something I have not gotten used to," Spieth admitted to amarillo.com.

"Who knows how long it will take? It makes you appreciate some of these other guys who have gone before you and have been able to do it.”

Being the first American since Tiger Woods to top the world rankings, the 22-year-old explained that is premature to label himself, Rory McIlroy and Jason Day the new 'Big Three' as they have not nearly achieved as much as the original trio of Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus.

"I think it needs time," the two-time major said.

"If you’re going to say 'Big Three' you’re using a term for three of the greatest five or six players of all time.

"We had one season. Yeah, it was exciting and fun. But the point is it's so early. There's so much yet to see. You never know who's going to be up there at the end of the year."

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