Tiger Woods’ fame virtually value him his relationship together with his future spouse, in line with HBO’s new ‘Tiger’ docuseries concerning the golf legend’s life.
Tiger Woods “didn’t make a great impression” on his future spouse Elin Nordegren, one of her buddies claimed within the first half of HBO’s new docuseries concerning the champion golfer. In truth, the star’s fame was such a turnoff for the Swede that she initially “turned him down” when he first requested out.
Writer Sandra Sobieraj Westfall appeared within the first episode of the two-part Tiger documentary and drew on her friendship with the golfer’s now ex-wife to elucidate why the shy former nanny lastly agreed thus far the famous person.
“Elin told me that he didn’t make an ideal impression on her at first,” Westfall mentioned of the 41-year-old blonde within the documentary, which premiered on Jan. 10. “She had her opinions about celebrities and they were not high. And she’s very shy so the idea of joining that world was not appealing to her. And when he asked her out, I think she turned him down at first.”
However, Elin – who labored for one of Tiger’s pro-golfing colleagues after they met within the Noughties – lastly agreed thus far the California native. “[Then] she gradually was convinced that she should give him a chance and so they did go out,” Westfall mentioned.
Eventually she realized to deal with the eye, Elin’s buddy mentioned within the doc. “She said the hardest part about that was adjusting to the spotlight that followed him. But Tiger was very sweetly protective of Elin. She said it felt special,” Westfall mentioned. “Ironically the spotlight that first repelled her suddenly bonded them; sort of us against the world. It was just the two of them and she believed it was everything.” Elin and Tiger ultimately married in 2004 on the Caribbean island of Barbados.
The first half of HBO’s docuseries charts the 45-year-old legend’s life from the very early days when he wowed native media together with his golf abilities as a toddler barely out of diapers, to his marriage to Elin and the demise of his father, Earl Woods. It was Earl, who died in 2006 on the age of 74, who acknowledged his son’s expertise and steered the boy from a toddler prodigy to a golf megastar.
Friends who knew the Woods household within the early days recounted within the documentary the complete extent of Tiger’s mother and father’ devotion to his profession. Despite outdated information footage suggesting that he was obsessive about the game as a child, Tiger’s kindergarten trainer Maureen Decker mentioned the shy little boy truly needed to take pleasure in different actions.
“One day Tiger opened up and he asked me to ask his dad if he could play some other sports besides just golfing and I told him that I would…” Ms. Decker mentioned of the long run professional who, thus far, has 82 PGA Tour victories underneath his belt. “I did say that I thought it would be nice if Tiger could play other sports but Mr. Woods said he had to concentrate on his golf.”
This determination that Tiger remain uber focused on his golfing career continued well into his college years, according to Dina Parr, his first girlfriend. She started dating him when they were both in high school, the blonde said in the documentary, which featured old photos of the former couple cuddling and partying together. But Dina admitted she didn’t suppose Tiger’s mother (Kultida Woods) and pop authorised of the romance.
“Earl and Tida, they had this image of who he was supposed to be and I think that they were worried about me because I certainly didn’t fit into that,” she mentioned. “I felt that their plans were creating this robot.”
Dina claimed that Tiger abruptly broke up together with her, reducing off their relationship out of the blue, by sending her a terse letter, saying that he felt “used and manipulated” by her and that he “never” needed to “talk to or hear from” her once more. “It was awful. We’d been in this three-year relationship…” his ex mentioned, after clutching and studying the contents of the handwritten letter aloud on display. “I replay that day in my head over and over again.”
By the time Tiger was married to Elin, it wasn’t his all-consuming devotion to golf that broke them up, however his a number of affairs. They divorced in 2010 after six years of marriage and two youngsters – Sam and Charlie (now 13 and 11 respectively) – collectively.
That half of Tiger’s life (when his squeaky clear picture went up in flames) is saved for the second and last half of HBO’s documentary. In the meantime, the golfer’s ex-mistress Rachel Uchitel hinted at what’s to come back by saying within the last shot of Part 1: “OK. So what do you want me to talk about?” She spills all of it within the second and last half of Tiger, which airs on HBO on Sunday Jan. 17 at 9pm ET and can also be accessible on HBO Max.