New Tiger Woods doco to stream on Foxtel Showcase today

HBO’s long-awaited two-part documentary on Tiger Woods will stream today in Australia via Foxtel Showcase – 1pm (AESDT) to be precise.

Tiger Woods declined to be a part of the documentary “Tiger” will stream today in Australia on the Foxtel Showcase channel at 1pm (AESDT).

Based on the 2018 book “Tiger Woods” by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian it’s had mixed early reviews.

Golf Digest’s Joel Beall watched ahead of its release and isn’t sure it offers anything new.

Unfortunately, the film seldom wanders from its pages, at times feeling like a prisoner to the source material’s more sensational claims. When it does venture outside those confines, it offers nothing new or revelatory

Washington Post’s Matt Bonesteel also reviewed the film suggesting the never-before-seen home movies from Woods’ first girlfriend Dina Parr were revealing, but lamented Woods’ absence, comparing its potential to the Michael Jordan documentary.

But imagine how enlightening it would have been to see something along the lines of Woods reacting to old clips or interviews shown to him on a tablet as Michael Jordan did in ESPN’s mostly acclaimed Chicago Bulls documentary from last year.

Andrew Lawrence at The Guardian reviewed “Tiger” a little more fondly.

At the very least, Tiger should leave you feeling sympathetic for the man – who, despite his incredible athletic gifts and huge fame, never looked like he chose to be The Chosen One. 

From the press release:

Tiger is a two-part documentary offering a revealing look at the rise, fall, and epic comeback of global icon Tiger Woods. The series paints an intimate picture of the prodigy whose dedication and obsession with the game of golf not only took his fame and success to new heights, but also down a dark, spiraling road that eventually led to a legendary sports comeback, culminated by his victory at the 2019 Masters.

Tiger highlights never-before-seen-footage and interviews with those who know Tiger 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 forever altered Tiger’s world, breaking her silence for the first time.

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