Deadline- Tiger Woods’ life has come full circle. That seems to be one of the themes of Tiger, a two-part documentary from HBO Sports and Jigsaw Productions that is billed as a chronicle of the golf legend’s “rise, fall, and epic comeback.” That arc was hard ignore as Woods and his 11-year-old son, Charlie, played together at the PNC Championship last weekend. And the new HBO documentary promises an in-depth look at the story.
The newly-released trailer for Tiger opens with footage of an elementary-school-aged Woods, much like Charlie, on the course with his father. Woods was a Southern California wunderkind almost from the time he could walk, appearing on The Mike Douglas Show as a toddler with avid golfers Bon Hope and Jimmy Stewart.
The trailer traces Tiger’s remarkable rise from a cute kid to the sport’s most dominant golfer, with the attendant expectations not just of weekly victory, but of being a “bridge between all the different tribes races in humanity.”
Then came the downfall. The trailer teases interviews with Tiger’s first true love, Dina Parr; as well as Rachel Uchitel, the woman at the center of the sex scandal that forever altered Woods’ world. It is Uchitel’s first-ever sit-down interview about their relationship.
Sign me the fuck up for this. Block off the calendars, January 10th and 17th.
HBO does documentaries as well as if not better than anybody else.
And from the looks of what this one will be comprised of from a guest standpoint (the mistresses), it doesn't seem like it's going to be one big Tiger ball washing. Like the abomination that was the "Sosa (lol) and McGwire" ESPN 30 for 30 was for Mark McGwire.
Although there is notably no Elin Nordgren appearance.
But Tiger does contain never-before-seen footage and revealing interviews with those who know the golfer best, including his former caddy and close friend, Steve Williams; golf legend and six-time major champion Sir Nick Faldo; and his father Earl Woods’ friend and biographer, Pete McDaniel.
In other words, this is Tiger Woods’ Last Dance.
Steve Williams is on board which is great news considering he was by Tiger's side for his roaring debut and the many ups of his early career.
Personally, I can't wait for the home footage they got their hands on. I'm a sucker for the behind the scenes stuff. And you just know Earl Woods had thousands and thousands of hours of kid Tiger whacking the ball around.
We've all seen the famous clip of Tiger on The Mike Douglas show with Bob Hope at the age of 2 with his dad.
Give me this warm and fuzzy stuff all day.
The father and son story.
The good, such as his first Masters win in '97 with a decisive 18 under victory, when he celebrated with his father-
(try to watch that without tearing up)
And the not so good. Like a peek into just how hard Earl was on his son -
(That's Gary Payton level trash talk)
More Greek tragedy than Shakespearean but with a truly endearing ending we're watching play out right now.
Really hoping this doc will show us in every sappy detail about the "come-full-circle" story with him winning again in 2019 and celebrating with his son Charlie
CBS - As Tiger Woods completed an improbable, decade-long comeback not many predicted would evolve from pipe dream to green jacket, his 10-year-old son made good on a New Year’s resolution on Sunday. In a fourth-grade classroom, Charlie Woods was asked at the beginning of the year to write down his goal for 2019. His answer was easy: He wanted to see his father, arguably the most transcendent athlete in modern history, victorious.
“He wanted to actually witness me winning a golf tournament,” Woods told CBS’s Jim Nantz. “Well, he witnessed me winning a major championship.”
(if you can watch that and not cry you might be the grinch)
And fingers crossed they were able to edit in the amazing footage from last weekend's PNC Championships.
Hate all you want but I cannot wait to post up on the couch with a decent bottle wine in a couple of Sundays and have a good cry.
Part I premieres Sunday, January 10 (9 P.M. ET), followed by Part II on Sunday, January 17 (9 P.M. ET).