A New Tiger Woods Documentary Is Set to Air Just Hours After His Charity Match
Well, it won’t be nearly as long as the treatment Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls received in The Last Dance but we’ll soon see another TV special that looks at one of the greatest years in sports history, Tiger Woods‘ amazing major championship run from 2000-2001, also known as the “Tiger Slam.”
That’s right, just hours after Tiger Woods tees it up for the first time in months, Golf Channel will air “Tiger Slam,” a one-hour special which looks at Woods’ incredible 294-day journey that culminated with him holding all four of golf’s major titles at the same time.
Before ‘Tiger Slam’ airs, we get to see Tiger Woods & Peyton Manning vs. Phil Mickelson & Tom Brady
“Tiger Slam” is set to air on Sunday, May 24 on Golf Channel at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and will cover Tiger Woods’ victories in 2000 at the U.S. Open, The Open Championship, and PGA Championship, as well as his win at The Masters in 2001. The special will be narrated by award-winning actor Michael Kenneth Williams, best known as Omar on HBO’s “The Wire,” and will feature interviews with Woods’ former swing coach, Butch Harmon, and his longtime caddie, Steve Williams.
However, before “Tiger Slam” dives into the past, fans first get to see Tiger Woods in live action for the first time in a long time as he teams with Peyton Manning to take on Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady in a made-for-TV matchup to raise money for COVID-19 relief. The trash talk between the four legends has already begun and if the match itself is even close to being as entertaining as the build has been, viewers are in for a treat. The two-on-two matchup airs that same Sunday, May 24, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern on both TNT and TBS.
‘Tiger Slam’ was supposed to air following the final round of The Masters
“Tiger Slam” was originally scheduled to air the night of Sunday, April 12, following the final round of the 2020 Masters. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the first major championship of the season was postponed on March 13. Tiger Woods famously won his 15th major title at Augusta National last year.
The Masters was recently rescheduled for early November but Golf Channel simply didn’t want to wait that long to air their newest Golf Films project. With the charity match recently being set up, they saw their opening. It certainly doesn’t hurt that The Last Dance has been a smashing success for ESPN and “Tiger Slam” is now one of a number of amazing specials hitting the small screen soon.
The Tiger Woods special is one of just many great documentaries we’ll see in the next month
With The Last Dance being such a big hit, as most expected it to be, ESPN has also bumped up a few other documentaries as fans await the return of live sports, one of which will begin on the same night “Tiger Slam” airs.
Following the final two episodes of The Last Dance this Sunday, ESPN will air the first part of their Lance Armstrong documentary. Luckily, people won’t have to choose as it begins just as the Tiger Woods special ends at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. The second part will air the following Sunday, May 31.
From there, ESPN plans to run a highly-anticipated Bruce Lee special on Sunday, June 7, followed by a documentary featuring the great home run race of 1998 between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa on June 14.