'Tiger': Release date, plot and all you need to know about HBO's docuseries on golf legend Tiger Woods

'Tiger': Release date, plot and all you need to know about HBO's docuseries on golf legend Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods (Getty Images)

There is perhaps no other athlete who has come under the scrutiny of the public and the paparazzi quite like Tiger Woods. The professional golfer had been in the limelight since his debut at 20 years old in 1996 -- his career was on a meteoric rise. It seemed like nothing would stop Woods. That was, of course, until the infidelity scandal broke out towards the end of 2009. With his personal life in the front pages daily, Woods began to slip in the rankings. Between 2013 and 2014, it seemed like he was making a comeback but injuries forced him to take a break. Woods competed in only one tournament between August 2015 and January 2018, and he dropped off the list of the world's top 1,000 golfers.


But then, Woods made a comeback long after people had written him off.  He won his first tournament in five years at the Tour Championship in September 2018 and his first major in 11 years at the 2019 Masters.

A new sports docuseries, in December, from HBO is set to illustrate Woods' career. Of course, it would be impossible to tell Woods' story without the scandal that broke him more than a decade ago and the docuseries will touch on that as well. Read on to know more about 'Tiger'.


Tiger Woods of the United States reacts after finishing on the 18th green during the final round of the BMW Championship at Medinah Country Club No. 3 on August 18, 2019 in Medinah, Illinois. (Getty Images)

Release date

Part one of 'Tiger' will debut on Sunday, December 13, with part two airing on Sunday, December 20, exclusively on HBO. The exact schedule of when the docuseries will be updated so keep watching this space.



The official synopsis for the docuseries follows: 'Tiger' is a two-part documentary offering a revealing look at the rise, fall, and epic comeback of global icon Tiger Woods. The series paints an intimate picture of the prodigy whose dedication and obsession with the game of golf not only took his fame and success to new heights but also down a dark, spiraling road that eventually led to a legendary sports comeback, culminated by his victory at the 2019 Masters.


'Tiger' highlights never-before-seen-footage and interviews with those who know Tiger Woods best, including his former caddy and close friend, Steve Williams; golf legend Sir Nick Faldo; his father Earl Woods’ friend and biographer, Pete McDaniel; Tiger’s first true love, Dina Parr and Rachel Uchitel, the woman at the center of the sex scandal that forever altered Tiger’s world, breaking her silence for the first time.



'Tiger' is a production of HBO Sports and Jigsaw Productions in association with Our Time Projects. Academy Award-winner Alex Gibney ('Taxi to the Dark Side', HBO’s Emmy-winning 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief') executive produces alongside Sam Pollard, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Armen Keteyian, and Jeff Benedict. Academy Award nominee and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman ('Cartel Land', 'A Private War') and Emmy nominee Matthew Hamachek ('Amanda Knox') serve as directors.



There is no trailer for 'Tiger' yet but keep watching this space for future updates.

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