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In a recent interview, Johnny Football spoke about the time he asked Tiger Woods for an autograph when he was a young kid, only to be denied. Hit the jump for details.

Via Yahoo Sports:

The Manziel family was in Orlando, Fla., for a near-annual trip to play a member-guest tournament at Isleworth Country Club, where Woods once lived. Through the community grapevine, Manziel and some friends heard Woods was practicing at nearby Golden Bear Club, so they went looking for the world No. 1. They found him, but it didn’t pan out as they hoped.

“We saw Tiger on the 16th hole and asked for his autograph, and he said to catch him right after the round,” Manziel told Golf Digest. “I was sitting about 100 yards from the 18th green, and he drove by in a cart and was pulling his hat really, really low. I remember him saying, ‘No autographs today.'”

Manizel doesn’t hold a grudge for the rejection, saying he now understands how something like that could happen.

“I’m sure there are stories about me, maybe not in the same fashion, but maybe someone has asked, ‘Hey, can I take a picture with you?’ And I say, ‘Sure, I’m gonna use the restroom, and I’ll be right back.’ Then, something comes up,” he said.

Someday, Woods and Manziel, a solid single-digit-handicap golfer, will probably meet and laugh about it.”If I ever run into Tiger at Nike or somewhere,” Manziel said, “it’ll be a funny story.”

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