Back in May, we learned that an HBO documentary about Tiger Woods was in the works. The news was released right around the time when ‘The Last Dance’ was all anyone could talk about, so the excitement levels were high.
Armen Keteyian, co-author of the book ‘Tiger Woods,’ revealed the news during an appearance on the ‘Burst Your Bubble’ podcast and kept most details close to the vest other than suggesting it may be released in November around the rescheduled Masters week.
HBO released more details about the two-part series and confirmed that the documentary is indeed happening and will air on back-to-back Sundays, December 13 and December 20. It will be available exclusively on HBO and HBO Max.
According to a press release obtained by Golf Digest, the documentary will cover the “rise, fall, and epic comeback of Woods.”
“Since his introduction to the world at the age of 2, Tiger Woods has inhabited our collective consciousness as a prodigy, a pioneer, a champion, a global icon, and then a tabloid headline,” said directors Heineman and Hamachek in the release. “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.”
This certainly sounds like a must-watch, not only for golf fans but any and all sports fans.