A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Tiger is about the impact that personal relationships can have on someone's life and work, both good and bad.
Positive Role Models
Tiger focuses on Woods' discipline and athleticism, as well as his impact as an icon and role model, while not glossing over the more complicated parts of his life.
Violence & Scariness
Mild violence is sometimes shown: a caddy pushes a photographer, etc.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Looks at some of Woods' complex romantic relationships in-depth, but sex itself is only spoken about in vague terms.
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The "f" word, "bulls--t," "ass," etc.
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Products & Purchases
Woods has visible sponsors throughout the documentary, at least one of which is given some extra airtime.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking alcohol is discussed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Tiger is a documentary about pro golfer Tiger Woods that focuses on his illustrious career and personal relationships. It mixes archival footage with new interviews to give an overview of Woods' career and personal life. Woods and his immediate family did not participate in the doc, so the interviews are with friends of the family, college buddies, rivals, sports commentators, and even his kindergarten teacher. The series attempts to look at how his personal life, specifically his upbringing and his romantic relationships, have had an impact on his career. Woods love life has been notoriously tabloid-friendly, and there's a lot of coverage of his romantic relationships in the documentary, but sex itself is only spoken about in vague terms. Consumerism is present throughout the documentary, especially his biggest sponsors, and profanity is used throughout, including "f--k" and "s--t." Though the doc promises to cover some salacious bits of Tiger's personal life, there's not much here that a casual fan who lived through the late-90s and 2000s wouldn't already be aware of.
Is It Any Good?
Tiger doesn't reveal much about its subject's life that a casual fan wouldn't already know, because it lacks the access that fuels many of the best sports documentaries. Last year's transcendent The Last Dance, for example, not only had real time coverage of the 1996-98 Bulls, but access to present day Michael Jordan, who was able to entertainingly put it all into context. Woods and his family, on the other hand, are notably absent from Tiger. So what promises to be an insightful look at an enigmatic athlete, along the lines of The Last Dance or OJ: Made in America, ends up as a simple career overview with some gossipy moments sprinkled throughout it.
It does, however, stand as another example in the pantheon of sports stories about athletes with overbearing fathers, from Mutt Mantle to Richard Williams to LaVar Ball. Tiger uses the golfer's relationship with his father, Earl Woods, as a prism through which to look at his career, his public persona, and his relationships with women. However, without Tiger or his father to speak on the record, there's not enough here to create a ton of insight.
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