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Nodima
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"Tiger (HBO Max, Hamachek/Heineman/Gibney, 2021)"


  

          

Part 1 aired this past Sunday and Part 2 airs next Sunday, and I thought I'd be surprised there wasn't a thread about it but after watching, I really feel like this is missing a lot without Tiger himself involved. Granted it means we get some honest portrayals of all the people around him, but it also means, especially in Part 1, that we get a lot of people projecting their hopes and fears onto him while the archival footage doesn't always do a great job of revealing how much of Tiger in the public was a performance vs. his honest thoughts.

Kinda hard to tell how much of that feeling is a hangover from The Last Dance, I guess. Part 1 otherwise is brisk and as somebody who's not at all interested in golf I can say all that old footage of Tiger had the same effect as The Last Dance of transporting me back to that time when it seemed like phenoms were popping up everywhere: Garnett, Kobe, Griffey, Federer, Manning, Tiger. It's wild how much of this story I knew just from watching SportsCenter every night after homework.

...But that's another knock on the doc too, and I think without whatever Rachel Uchitel is gonna say in Part 2, the whole thing does just feel a little salacious and unnecessary - like an HBO Max thing, not an HBO thing. The most engaging part of Part 1 is arguably when his dad's old golfing buddy goes all performance art on he and Earl's philandering - great TV, but we all knew that story, right?

Anybody else hoping for a little bit more out of this or am I being a little too hard on a doc that was always gonna be difficult to mine new information out of?


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Tiger (HBO Max, Hamachek/Heineman/Gibney, 2021) [View all] , Nodima, Tue Jan-12-21 02:33 PM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
after the feedback im not sure if i want to watch this
Jan 12th 2021
1
I've seen better work from Golf Channel
Jan 12th 2021
2
Yeah it is not great
Jan 13th 2021
3
especially fucked up how they shitted on his dad's name-
Jan 19th 2021
8
this shit had the tone of a true crime doc.
Jan 13th 2021
4
The doc is the epitome of the media wanting the downfall
Jan 14th 2021
5
The story will never be told until he tells it
Jan 19th 2021
9
2nd part was much better.
Jan 19th 2021
6
Still came off like a TMZ special
Jan 19th 2021
7
      I was laughing so hard
Jan 20th 2021
12
           I can't believe Neal Boulton was in this!
Jan 22nd 2021
14
Honest question: is Tiger even interesting?
Jan 19th 2021
10
RE: Honest question: did you watch the doc?
Jan 20th 2021
11
      this is one of the few things you've ever said that I agree with
Jan 21st 2021
13
woods isn't happy about documentary-not hard to see why (link)
Jan 22nd 2021
15

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