Golf Channel was going to wait until a few hours after the Masters was over to show the latest project from its Golf Films unit called “Tiger Slam.” But it wasn’t going to wait until November.
The timing turned out to be even better.
The one-hour special, which chronicles Woods winning all four majors in a span of 294 days, will be shown two hours after Woods is seen in live competition for the first time in three months.
The film originally was set to be shown on April 12, the Sunday night after the Masters. But then the new coronavirus put a stop to sports, and the Masters eventually was rescheduled for two weeks before Thanksgiving. Golf Channel decided to wait until the right moment.
It helps, too, that “Tiger Slam” will be shown one week after the conclusion of “The Last Dance” documentary on Michael Jordan and his championship runs with the Chicago Bulls.
For Woods, the one-hour special covers four tournaments — his 15-shot victory in the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach in 2000, his eight-shot victory in the British Open at St. Andrews to complete the career Grand Slam, his playoff victory over Bob May in the PGA Championship at Valhalla and his battle with Mickelson and David Duval to win the Masters.
Woods remains the only player to hold all four professional majors at the same time.
The film, with limited commercial interruption, is narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Michael Kenneth Williams. It features insight from caddie Steve Williams and swing coach Butch Harmon, along with sports media personalities at the majors. Steve Williams talks about the time they nearly ran out of golf balls to finish the fog-delayed second round on Saturday morning because Woods was putting in his hotel and left three balls in his room.
Golf Films began in 2014 with the four-part series on Arnold Palmer, which was shown right after the Masters that year. It also has produced a three-part series on Jack Nicklaus and a two-part film on Ben Hogan.