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‘Tiger’: HBO Sets Two-Part Tiger Woods Docuseries

The Tiger Woods saga is coming to HBO. HBO Sports and Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions have teamed up on a two-part docuseries about the rise, fall, and eventual return of legendary golfer Tiger Woods. Tiger will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on Sunday, December 13, with the second episode airing the following Sunday, December 20.

Based on Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian’s best-selling book Tiger Woods, HBO Sports’ Tiger will chart the professional golfer’s meteoric rise, epic fall, and recent comeback. The two-part docuseries will feature never-before-seen footage of Woods and in-depth interviews from friends and family who know him best. Those interviewed for the doc include Woods’ former caddy and close friend Steve Williams, golf legend Sir Nick Faldo, and Earl Woods’ friend and biographer Pete McDaniel.

It’s impossible to discuss Woods’ story without mentioning the personal scandal that tarnished his legacy, and Tiger is intimately aware of this fact. According to HBO, the two-part docuseries will include an interview with “Tiger’s first true love, Dina Parr,” as well as Rachel Uchitel, the woman at the center of Woods’ 2009 affair scandal. Tiger marks Uchitel’s first-ever interview on the topic, so sports fans everywhere will definitely want to tune in.

Tiger is directed by Emmy winner Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, A Private War) and Emmy nominee Matthew Hamachek (Amanda Knox). Famed documentarian Alex Gibney serves as an executive producer on the project alongside Sam Pollard, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Armen Keteyian and Jeff Benedict.  Trevor Davidoski and Jenna Millman also serve as producers; on the HBO side, Peter Nelson and Bentley Weiner executive produce.

“Few global icons are more visible and less understood than Tiger Woods,” said Peter Nelson, Executive Vice President, HBO Sports, in a statement. “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.”

“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,” added directors Heineman and Hamachek. “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.”

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