HBO releases trailer for upcoming ‘Tiger Woods’ documentary
"This is my treasure. Please accept it and use it wisely," said Woods' father in reference to his son.
A Tiger Woods documentary is on its way.
The film is based on the New York Times bestselling book “Tiger Woods,” which outlines the tumultuous yet extraordinary life and career of the 44-year-old golf star, per People.
“Few global icons are more visible and less understood than Tiger Woods,” said Peter Nelson, the executive vice president of HBO Sports in a statement at the top of the year, per IndieWire. “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.”
The HBO movie will future appearances from Woods’ late father Earl Woods, his friend and former golf caddie Steve Williams, and his former mistress Rachel Uchitel.
It seems as if the world stopped back in 2009 when news broke that Woods was having an affair with Uchitel. The news ended Woods’ marriage to Elin Nordegren, with whom he has two children. The affair was so publicized that it tainted his career and there was a time when it seemed as if his public image wouldn’t recover.
But despite the personal drama, Woods is still revered as one of the best golfers of all time. He recently tweeted about the emotions he had after a big win in Augusta in 2019.
“It meant a lot to me and still does,” Tiger said reflecting on hugging his kids after last year’s win. “It just reminded me so much of me and my dad, and to come full circle like that—you know, a little teary.”
In the documentary clip Woods’ dad is heard saying, “this is my treasure. Please accept it and use it wisely.”
The film will drop in Jan. 2021. Watch the teaser trailer below.
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