New HBO Documentary Details Tiger Woods’ Comeback Journey
Tiger Woods is coming off a spectacular PNC Championship in December that he played with his son, Charlie.
Team Woods finished seventh in the tournament.
Now, starting the new year, Woods is facing some adversity as he has “undergone a microdiscetomy procedure to remove a pressurized disc fragment that was pinching his nerve after experiencing discomfort following the PNC Championship” his Twitter account mentioned in a statement.
Thankfully, Woods’ “doctors and their team have determined it to be successful and expect him to make a full recovery” per the statement.
“I look forward to being training and am focused on getting back out on Tour,” Tiger said in the statement.
In the meantime, if you’re a golf fan and have HBO, you may have heard about a documentary detailing Tiger’s life that was released in two parts (January 10 and January 17).
Here’s the “Tiger” trailer:
The Tiger (2021) documentary goes into how Woods turned his life around.
Woods’ resume on the golf course speaks for itself along with his breaking barriers in the golf game. According to Brittanica, “in 1997 Woods became the first golfer of either African American or Asian descent to win the Masters Tournament”. Woods would continue to win major tourney after major tourney.
Then, many of you may know about that news which surfaced about Woods over a decade ago:
“In November 2009 Woods was involved in an early morning one-car accident outside his home in Orlando, Florida. The unusual circumstances of the crash led to a great deal of media scrutiny into his personal life. It was revealed that Woods, who had married Elin Nordegren in 2004, had a number of extramarital affairs, and his infidelity—which clashed with his solid-citizen reputation that had helped him earn hundreds of millions of dollars in endorsements over the years—became national news. The following month, Woods announced that he was taking an indefinite leave from golf in order to spend more time with his family.”Except from Brittanica Biography of Tiger Woods
Of course, seeing those moments of Tiger with his son after he won the Master’s and also competing with him on the golf course can appear to be redemptive moments for a golfer who seemed to have lost everything at that time.
People reported that ‘a source close to the golfer’ told People that: “(Tiger Woods) hates anything to do with the scandal. It brings back such painful memories of a really embarrassing, awful, harrowing time in his life. There are no good times he can remember from 2009 and 2010. None. He lost it all, publicly, and had to rebuild…(Woods) rebuilt his entire life…became a better person and a much better dad than he was before…He’s more compassionate and forgiving.”
Here’s what people are saying about the ‘Tiger (2021)’ Documentary:
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