HBO are set to release a two-part documentary later this year which will detail the rise, fall, and return of Tiger Woods.
Tiger will be a 'revealing' two part series that looks at Woods' life on and off the golf course, featuring interviews with those closest to him and some of the biggest names in golf. Currently in production, it will air on December 13th and December 20th.
It will feature interviews with the likes of Tiger's former caddy Steve Williams, Nick Faldo, Earl Woods’ friend and biographer, Pete McDaniel; Tiger’s first true love, Dina Parr; as well as Rachel Uchitel, the woman at the centre of the sex scandal that kicked off the steep decline in his career.
.@HBO Sports & @JigsawProds team up on two-part documentary series Tiger, a revealing portrait of the rise, fall and return of @TigerWoods.@alexgibneyfilm will executive produce the documentary series with @MattHeineman & Matthew Hamachek set to direct: https://t.co/pPXDOpA691
— HBO PR (@HBOPR) July 9, 2020
Peter Nelson, Executive Vice President HBO Sports, explained how this documentary would be exploring the story of a genuine cultural phenomenon, but one that is also somewhat of an enigma:
Few global icons are more visible and less understood than Tiger Woods.
His prodigy came with painstaking sacrifice; his perfected athleticism immobilised him in agony before the age of 40; his self-made fame enabled a self-destructive world of secrecy; and his redemptive reemergence posed as many questions as it answered — not only about one of the greatest sportsmen ever to live, but also the greater American society that engulfed him.
Meanwhile, directors Matthew Heineman and Matthew Hamachek said they wanted to explore who Tiger Woods behind the brand that was created around him.
Since his introduction to the world at the age of two, Tiger Woods has inhabited our collective consciousness as a prodigy, a pioneer, a champion, a global icon, and then a tabloid headline.
After months of research and countless hours of revelatory conversations, we discovered that he has always been a projection of outsized expectations. His father, his sponsors, and his fans all made Tiger Woods into whom they wanted him to be.
Our goal was to dive deeper and create an unflinching and intimate portrait of a man, who like all of us, is imperfect and inherently human.
Considering the success of recent similar projects such as The Last Dance, we're certain that this one is going to be a smash hit.