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An Honest Story About a Legend - Tiger Woods

The sports world’s incredible width allows only the very fewest of athletes being able to achieve a name that is able to stretch beyond one’s own sport. Tiger Woods, maybe one of the most renowned golf players in history is an example without exception. 

Although well known for amazing plays, his name in the media has been far from being connoted to his athletic achievements. His lavish private life and complex relationships have drawn increased attention as well as scrutiny, leaving one’s curiosity wondering who he really is like beyond media tabloid that has encased his persona. Already a golf prodigy at the age of two, his father envisioned a very first non-white golf player that would be more than just an athlete. His unusual upbringing put him in a position where he became a machine yearning for success in the golf world, but it also led to consequences relating to his emotional maturity. A parallel sort of life, filled with scandals followed him throughout his career, where one for example may not forget the very media-reported affair he had with his wife. 

Although one might think this documentary is essentially a list of his less good looking moments, it is rather a story where you as a viewer are put into what life really is like for a person whose life is meticulously documented by the public eye; the enormous expectations from those around you, the critics and supporters and the complete lack of privacy. It is a story of complexity and depth, which once again reminds you that even larger than life celebrities are just like any of ourselves.. only human.

See the full documentary at HBO here.

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An Honest Story About a Legend - Tiger Woods

The sports world’s incredible width allows only the very fewest of athletes being able to achieve a name that is able to stretch beyond one’s own sport. Tiger Woods, maybe one of the most renowned golf players in history is an example without exception.