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 in every of her buddies claimed within the first a part 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 clarify why the shy former nanny lastly agreed up to now the famous person.
“Elin told me that he didn’t make a great impression on her at first,” Westfall stated 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 in every of Tiger’s pro-golfing colleagues after they met within the Noughties – lastly agreed up to now the California native. “[Then] she gradually was convinced that she should give him a chance and so they did go out,” Westfall stated.
Eventually she realized to deal with the eye, Elin’s pal stated 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 stated. “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 a part 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 expertise as a toddler barely out of diapers, to his marriage to Elin and the loss of life 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 baby prodigy to a golf megastar.
Friends who knew the Woods household within the early days recounted within the documentary the total extent of Tiger’s dad and mom’ devotion to his profession. Despite previous information footage suggesting that he was obsessive about the sport as a child, Tiger’s kindergarten instructor Maureen Decker stated 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 stated of the long run professional who, up to now, has 82 PGA Tour victories below 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 willpower that Tiger stay uber centered on his golf profession continued properly into his school years, in line with Dina Parr, his first girlfriend. She began relationship him after they have been each in highschool, the blonde stated within the documentary, which featured previous pictures of the previous couple cuddling and partying collectively. But Dina admitted she didn’t suppose Tiger’s mother (Kultida Woods) and pop accredited 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 stated. “I felt that their plans were creating this robot.”
Dina claimed that Tiger abruptly broke up together with her, slicing 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 stated, 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 ultimate a part of HBO’s documentary. In the meantime, the golfer’s ex-mistress Rachel Uchitel hinted at what’s to return by saying within the ultimate shot of Part 1: “OK. So what do you want me to talk about?” She spills all of it within the second and ultimate a part of Tiger, which airs on HBO on Sunday Jan. 17 at 9pm ET and can also be out there on HBO Max.