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Former champ’s rollercoaster life keeps us on edge of our seats, writes James Corrigan
Netflix should surely bow to the temptation and buy up “Tiger Woods, Professional Golfer”. It is the show that keeps on giving; episode after episode, series after series, box set after box set. Breaking Bad with spikes on.
There were a few signs the tale was losing its interest, but this season has been a classic, quite the achievement considering he has not hit a competitive shot since February. Outside the ropes, Woods has continued to lasso us all.
There was the driving-under-theinfluence saga and the ensuing revelations about his dependency on prescription drugs and yet another humbling journey through rehab.
There were the naked pictures released of him and a former girlfriend and the rapid court action to take them down. And, all the while, in the background there has been the back problem, that ticking time bomb which the observer is never allowed to forget and which threatens to blow the entire script asunder.
Woods has played his role admirably, opening up his character to allow us a glimpse, but never enough to realise the full picture. “Show, don’t tell,” in all its glory.
Take the Presidents Cup. In the guarded old days, he would have batted