PHOENIX -- A 9-year-old golf fan received an autographed ball from a professional golfer at the Waste Management Phoenix open and decided to say "thank you" the old-fashioned way -- with a handwritten letter.
"Thank you for the autographed ball," Jack Davis said, reading his letter aloud. "I would be pleased to follow you on PGA Tour and Facebook. Take the money off of here and feel free to spend it on more golf balls for autographing for people."
Jack said he didn't ask pro golfer Cory Renfrew for his autograph; the golfer just walked up to Jack and handed him the signed ball.
Jack was so happy, he wanted to spread the joy. Inside his letter, he included $20 of his own money so that Renfrew could buy more balls to sign for other kids.
Jack's mom sent the letter to Renfrew, who took it a step further by showing up at Jack's school with a dozen autographed balls for the boy's friends.
"There was just something about, you know, hearing his story and kind of how much it meant to him," Renfrew said. "I have a ton of golf balls just sitting around and I thought, you know, if I signed a few more and gave them to him so he could give to his friends, it would make him feel good and also his friends as well."
Jack has pledged to follow Renfrew on the PGA Tour for life.
As for his autographed golf ball, Jack plans to keep it in a locked display.