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Throwback Thursday: That time Will Ferrell accepted an award... as Tiger Woods

December 05, 2013

With Will Ferrell in the news a lot of late promoting "Anchorman 2," and Tiger Woods always in the news, what better time than to relive the time their two careers crossed paths. Well, sort of.

Let's take a trip back to the 2008 ESPY Awards when it was a simpler, better time for both. Woods was still only famous for his actions on the course and Ferrell hadn't filmed the disastrous Land of the Lost. Anyway, Justin Timberlake (another golf connection!) announced Woods, still basking in the glow of his legendary win at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, as the winner of the year's Best Athlete Award. Not surprisingly, Woods wasn't there to accept. Surprisingly, at least to the audience, Ferrell was:

What made the moment even better was Ferrell pretending to accept the award as Woods. "People are always asking me, 'Tiger, how do you do it?' And my answer is, 'Shut up.' I ask the questions around here. I'm Tiger Woods."

"All I did was sever my ACL and break a bone in my leg and you know, I still won the U.S. Open. And that's when even I started to believe it's undeniable, I am the greatest," said Ferrell, who then went on to thank a list of funny, fake Woods sponsors.

Hey! Tiger is playing in the Hollywood area this week, possibly for the last time! Maybe these two stars will get together!

"What can I say, I'm the best. In your face, everybody. Goodnight."

OK, maybe not.