Who would Tiger play?

October 11, 2006

Tiger WoodsNot himself, at least not in the Electronic Arts video game that carries his name.

“I never play as me. I always create my character. I have one dude who’s all buffed, I have another one who is all fat,” Tiger Woods told Reuters at the Hollywood debut of “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07″.

Woods, who put himself in a motion capture suit to update his swing for the new game, said golfers who want to play better in the real world could benefit from the game’s realistic courses, tournament situations and by assessing the actual swings of PGA players.

Asked if he succumbed to the temptation to improve his virtual likeness, Woods smiled and quipped: “Bigger, more buff and more cut. That’s always the goal for every dude.”

The PGA’s No. 1 and top-earning player said he’s getting a kick out of next-generation console technology advancements that make crowds more realistic.

“It’s terrible when you hit somebody in real golf because you see them go down and you feel so bad. But in video game golf it’s the funniest thing to see them go down.”

Asked if Woods and EA include a rude spectator to increase crowd realism in the new game, he said, “No, we don’t. That might be the next level.”

Read our story about the game here.
(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Reuters) 



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