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HBO film seeks a look behind Tiger Woods’ public persona

Masters champion Tiger Woods plays his stroke from the No. 12 tee during Practice Round 2 for...
Masters champion Tiger Woods plays his stroke from the No. 12 tee during Practice Round 2 for the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, Monday, November 9, 2020.(Sam Greenwood/Augusta National 2020 | Sam Greenwood/Augusta National 2020/Augusta National)
Published: Jan. 8, 2021 at 3:11 PM CST
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NEW YORK (AP) — It dawned on the makers of HBO’s upcoming two-part documentary on Tiger Woods that the golf champion was simultaneously one of the world’s most famous people and a mystery to the public.

So filmmakers Matthew Hamachek and Matthew Heineman sought to peel back the layers that protected Woods from view to create a fascinating portrait of a champion driven relentlessly to success. They explore his relationship with his late father, and the emptiness that led him to the double life with multiple women that memorably blew his marriage apart.

The documentary “Tiger” debuts Sunday night, with the second part airing a week later.

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