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A Tiger Woods documentary is coming soon. Here’s the first look

‘Tiger,’ a two-part documentary, will air on HBO in January 2021

Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament in April, 2019, in Augusta, Ga.
Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament in April, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. A two-part documentary on Woods is coming to HBO in January.
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HBO recently released the first trailer for its upcoming film “Tiger,” a two-part documentary that details the ascension, fall and unlikely comeback of golf legend Tiger Woods, according to Indiewire.

What we know so far

  • The documentary will be directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Matthew Heineman (“Cartel Land,” “A Private War”) and Emmy nominee Matthew Hamachek (“Amanda Knox”).
  • The doc is based on the New York Times bestselling book “Tiger Woods” by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, according to People,
  • The two segments will include “never-before-seen footage and revealing interviews with those who know the golfer best,” according to a press release, via People.
  • “Tiger” will feature interviews with Woods’ friend and former caddie Steve Williams, his first love Dina Parr, and Rachel Uchitel, who was at the forefront of Tiger’s 2009 sex scandal, People reports.
  • The documentary will premiere on HBO sometime in January 2021. A specific release date has not yet been confirmed.

Key quote

Peter Nelson, the Executive Vice President over HBO Sports, described “Tiger” in a statement earlier this year, per IndieWire:

“Few global icons are more visible and less understood than Tiger Woods. His prodigy came with painstaking sacrifice; his perfected athleticism immobilized 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. Now, directors Matthew Heineman and Matthew Hamachek provide viewers a definitively nuanced portrait of Eldrick ‘Tiger’ Woods.”

The trailer

The one minute and 15-second teaser is built around a speech Earl Woods gave about his son. It features archival clips displaying some of Tiger’s highest highs and lowest lows. Watch it here: