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Documentary shines new light on Tiger Woods' life

January 11, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Tiger Woods always wanted us to believe that he was just like the rest of us.

(CNN)Tiger Woods always wanted us to believe that he was just like the rest of us.

"We're all the same; we're all human," Woods told CNN Sport in 2006.

One of the contributors, the Woods family friend Joe Grohman, agonized before sharing one particularly sensitive detail, saying: "He's not going to like this sh*t at all. "

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One of the co-directors, Matthew Heineman, told CNN Sport that trying to understand Woods presented the kind of challenge that filmmakers crave.

Hamachek and Heineman believe that the crux of this story is the relationship between a father and his son.

In one particularly awkward TV interview ​shown in the film, he unwittingly broke the tension by responding to the question "Do you like playing golf?" with the answer: "I want to go poo-poo. "

Testimony from one of his early teachers, Maureen Decker, affirms that a young Woods wanted to try other sports, but his father wouldn't allow it.

The filmmakers told CNN Sport that Woods' representatives said the golfer declined -- twice -- to be interviewed for the documentary citing a prior commitment to another media company.

In one clip, Woods dismissed his father's expectations, saying: "That's just my Dad speaking, a proud father. "

As Hamachek observed: "It seemed like his entire life people were putting expectations and projecting what they wanted him to be onto Tiger. "

Parr says that their relationship ended abruptly when she received a cold and business-like termination letter from Woods, who "never wanted to see or hear" from her again.

Woods had learned golf from his father; he'd learned how to be tough from him, too.

"My dad was always the person who would plant seeds and give me encouragement but also would say things that would fester inside me that wouldn't come to fruition for a while," Woods told USA Today in 2017.

They say they recognized that Woods' children might one day see the film, so every decision in the edit suite was handled with a great deal of care.

Through the insight of Woods' first love Parr and two family friends, Pete McDaniel and Grohman, the film claims to explain the making of the man.

As a teenager, Parr's relationship with Woods was ended with a letter; Uchitel says her termination was crafted by a lawyer.

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