‘Tiger’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about HBO Max’s documentary on golf legend Tiger Woods
The documentary is based on The New York Times bestselling book 'Tiger Woods' by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian and will trace the life of the sport’s most dominant golfer
A two-part documentary on the life of golf legend Tiger Woods is all set to premiere on HBO Max. The much-awaited documentary is titled ‘Tiger’ and will revolve around the ups and downs that the renowned golfer went through.
Tiger Woods has been the subject of several books and movies in the past, however, the latest project on Woods will allow his fans to see him in a different light altogether. If you are as excited as we are, here’s everything to know about the brand new documentary on the golf pro.
The first part of the documentary ‘Tiger’ will hit the Internet on January 10 followed by the second part on January 17. Both 90-minute episodes will air at 9 pm ET and will be available to watch on HBO and HBO Max.
HBO Max’s ‘Tiger’ is based on The New York Times bestselling book ‘Tiger Woods' by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian and will trace the life of the sport’s most dominant golfer. It will shed light on the personal and professional sides of Tiger Woods. The two-part documentary will detail the rise, fall and epic comeback of the global icon with the help of never-before-seen footage and exclusive interviews from people close to the sportsperson.
The documentary will see revealing interviews from Tiger Woods’ former caddy and close pal, Steve Williams, golf legend and six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo along with his father Earl Woods’ friend and biographer, Pete McDaniel.
‘Tiger’ will also allow fans to catch hold of the interviews with Tiger’s first true love, Dina Parr. Interestingly, ‘Tiger’ will also feature Rachel Uchitel, the woman at the center of the sex scandal which turned the life of Woods upside down. Also, this will be Uchitel’s first-ever sit-down interview about their relationship, as reported by Rotten Tomatoes.
The 45-year-old is widely considered as one of the greatest golfers on the planet and one of the most famous athletes of all time. Woods will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2021. He has several golf records and trophies to his name.
Dina Parr was Woods’ high school girlfriend but Tiger Woods parted ways with her during his sophomore year at Stanford. The golfer had sent her a handwritten note to end the relationship.
Rachel Uchitel is the woman who got into the spotlight after she made headlines in 2010 as one of Woods’ alleged mistresses. In the same year, she appeared in the fourth season of the American reality television series ‘Celebrity Rehab with Dr Drew’.
Sir Nick Faldo
Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo, is an English professional golfer. The 65-year-old was ranked number one on the Official World Golf Ranking for a total of 97 weeks. Currently, he is mostly seen as an analyst on news channels and websites.
According to the website Deadline, Academy Award nominee and Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman has taken care of the direction of HBO Max’s documentary on Woods along with Emmy nominee Matthew Hamachek. Oscar-winner Alex Gibney serves as the executive producer on the project alongside Sam Pollard, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Armen Keteyian and Jeff Benedict.
Speaking to People magazine in an exclusive interview, Matthew Heineman discussed the inspiration which allured them to go ahead with the documentary.
“The expectations that his father, his sponsors, his fans and the world at large thrust upon him were impossible to live up to, and what we learned is that the projected persona didn't match the reality of who Tiger was or whom he has ever aspired to be. So as a filmmaker, I gravitated toward the opportunity to find the deeper truths in his story.”
Talking about the project, Hamachek said, “Diehard Tiger fans will have plenty to chew on, including footage and interviews that have never been seen before. But the strongest response has been from people who can't stand golf."
He added, "For over 30 years, the media and the general public built him up to be perfect. When he revealed himself to be a human being in 2009, those same people took great joy in tearing him down. As one of our interview subjects put it, ‘The problem with conquering the world is that the world is going to want its revenge.’”
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