Tiger Woods Biopic: When the Golf Legend Revealed Two Hollywood Stars as His Casting Choice

Published 12/16/2021, 2:00 PM EST
RIDGEDALE, MISSOURI – SEPTEMBER 22: Tiger Woods of the United States looks on from the range prior to the Payne’s Valley Cup on September 22, 2020 on the Payne’s Valley course at Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for Payne’s Valley Cup)


Once in a while, we come across a movie, a documentary, or a show capturing the life of a legendary sports star. While some projects might come as a surprise, stories of legends like Michael Jordan and Usain Bolt are welcomed with open arms and blown away minds. PGA Tour icon Tiger Woods, who is often regarded as 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 talked about for the same reason, as people are always interested in knowing about stars like him. Notably, while a documentary usually deals with facts and reality, a movie has a fictional story. If at all it is based on true events, many things can be altered to suit a certain type of audience 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 from his life spoke of their views on Woods. Hence, if there was a movie being made on the golfer, they would need an actor to play Woods.

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By the looks of it, Woods has selected the actors since 2018 that he believes could play him in his biopic.

The 15-time major winner participated in a Q&A, which helped promote the Genesis Open. He was asked about actors who could play him in a movie. Woods seemed to have his answer ready, naming two Hollywood actors who he thinks could get the job done. “I would have to 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 of them have also played the role of a coach at least once in their career. Jackson was a basketball coach in Coach Carter and Washington was the coach in Remember The Titans. 

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Woods also spoke 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

Following his car crash in February, Woods is yet to return to the PGA Tour. However, Woods will be seen on the course for the 2021 PNC Championship at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club Orlando, Grande Lakes. As predicted by a few, Woods will be playing with his son Charlie.

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Devika

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Devika Pawar is a Golf and NBA writer at Essentially Sports. A psychology graduate from KJ Somaiya, Devika has an experience with sportswriting at Republic World for around two years now. She loves NBA a little too much, and is a dedicated Golden State Warriors fan.

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