LaBeouf plays 1913 U.S. Open champion Francis Ouimet and is proud that Woods, who has seen the movies screening, praised his golf swing as the best hes ever seen from any actor on film.
High praise indeed. Especially because LaBeouf had never played the sport before being cast for the part. Still, he put in hours of work on his swing because, he notes, when golfers see the swing, if its not real, the facade is broken.
But while LaBeouf worked on his golf swing before making the film, he hasnt returned to the course since then saying he doesnt have enough time.
Theres another reason as well. He admits, I dont want to become a golf crackhead, one of these guys who goes 4 under and hes screaming because hes not 6 under. No matter how good you get, youre never satisfied.
The Greatest Game Ever Played opens U.S.-wide on Friday (Sep. 30).
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