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Tiger Woods Biopic: When the golf legend revealed two Hollywood stars as his casting choice

Every once in a while we come across a movie, documentary, or show capturing the life of a legendary sports star. While some projects may surprise, the stories of legends like Michael Jordan and Usain Bolt are greeted with open arms and minds blown away. PGA Tour icon Tiger Woods, who is often considered the greatest golfer of all time, is one such entity who holds the power to do the same.

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HBO’s two-part documentary tiger was brought up for the same reason, as people are always interested in knowing stars like him. Notably, while a documentary is usually about fact and reality, a movie has a fictional story. While it is based on actual events, there are many things that can be changed to suit a certain type of audience that it aims to entertain.

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Who does Tiger Woods think can play him in a movie?

tiger was a biographical documentary, which dealt with everything from Woods’ childhood to his controversies. However, the 45-year-old did not interview for the project, only people in his life have expressed their views on Woods. Therefore, if there was a movie about the golfer, they would need an actor to play Woods.

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At first glance, Woods has picked the actors since 2018 who he believes could play him in his biopic.

The 15-time major winner participated in a question-and-answer session, which helped promote the Genesis Open. He was asked about the actors who could play him in a movie. Woods seemed to have his answer ready, naming two Hollywood actors who he said could get the job done. “I should say Denzel [Washington] as the younger version, and Samuel L. Jackson as the older me, “ Woods said.

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 23: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts during the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images)

Both actors are highly acclaimed and well known for their versatile roles. Interestingly, both have also taken on the coaching role at least once in their careers. Jackson was a basketball coach at Coach Carter and Washington was the coach of Remember the titans.

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Woods also opened up about some of his other favorite things during the interview. The 82-time PGA Tour winner said his favorite show was The simpsons, and his favorite game was Call of Duty.

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An update on Woods’ return to the course

After his car crash in February, Woods is yet to return to the PGA Tour. However, Woods will be seen on the 2021 PNC Championship course at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Grande Lakes. As some had predicted, Woods will play with his son Charlie.