"Tiger" will explore the rise, fall and comeback of golf legend Tiger Woods through new interviews and never-before-seen footage.
The rise, fall and triumphant return of golf legend Tiger Woods are explored in "Tiger," HBO's upcoming two-part documentary. The premium cable operator released the trailer for the documentary on Thursday.
According to HBO, "Tiger" highlights never-before-seen footage and interviews with those who know 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 changed Tiger's world forever and broke her silence for the first time.
The documentary will premiere in January 2021. A certain release date is still pending.
Woods is considered one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport and has won three PGA Tour events. Woods began playing golf professionally in 1996 and was one of the leading players in the sport before taking a hiatus in 2009. He reportedly had extramarital affairs. Woods lost a number of sponsorship deals, according to the reports. When he returned to the sport in 2010, he showed inconsistent performance and sustained a number of injuries. Woods has seen a career revival in recent years, winning the Masters in 2019.
The documentary is being produced by HBO Sports and Jigsaw Productions in association with Our Time Projects. Alex Gibney, who recently made headlines for his documentary Totally Under Control, will serve as executive producer alongside Sam Pollard, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Armen Keteyian and Jeff Benedict. "Tiger" is directed by Matthew Heineman ("Cartel Land", "A Private War") and Matthew Hamachek ("Amanda Knox").
“Few global symbols are more visible and less understandable than tiger Woods ", Peter Nelson, Executive Vice President, HBO Sport said in a statement earlier this year. “His child prodigy came with a meticulous sacrifice; his perfected sportiness made him excruciatingly immobile before the age of 40; his self-made fame enabled a self-destructive world of secrecy; and its redeeming reappearance raised as many questions as it answered – not just about one of the greatest athletes who ever lived, but about the larger American society that engulfed him. Now directors Matthew Heineman and Matthew Hamachek offer viewers a definitely nuanced portrait of Eldrick.tiger& # 39; Forest."
Check out the trailer for "Tiger" below: