Why Morikawa Has No Interest In Watching New Tiger Documentary

The PGA Champion says he has no interest in a Woods documentary unless the 15-time Major winner is narrating it himself

Why Morikawa Has No Interest In Watching New Tiger Documentary
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The PGA Champion says he has no interest in a Woods documentary unless the 15-time Major winner is narrating it himself

Why Morikawa Has No Interest In Watching New Tiger Documentary

The new HBO Tiger Woods documentary has received mixed reviews this month, with some of Woods' 2009 controversy dug up.

The two-part documentary features Rachel Uchitel, the woman at the centre of the sex scandal, who breaks her silence for the first time.

It documents the huge rise and fall of Woods as well as his stunning comeback that saw him win his fifth Masters title and 15th Major in 2019.

One golfer who hasn't watched it yet and will not be tuning in any time soon is Collin Morikawa.

The PGA Champion grew up idolising Woods and says he has "no interest" in watching the documentary.

"You know, I've seen the comments. I've seen the highlights. You know, I wouldn't say there's an interest," Morikawa said.

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"I've grown up watching Tiger my entire life, and all I could dream about when I was a little kid was to be able to play with him when he's on the PGA Tour, and I've made that dream a reality and I've gotten to know him off the course.

"So for me to have a personal connection aside from golf, and actually get to know him, and talk to him, you know, not just about golf but about anything else, that's all that matters to me.

"You know, we all know the history of what happened. Facts are facts.

"But for a Tiger documentary, unless he was going to be the one narrating it, I really have no interest.

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"To be honest, the best way you can get to know someone is by talking to them, right.

"You're getting to know me through this interview. I'm getting to know you by the questions you're asking.

"And for me to be able to ask Tiger personal questions, face-to-face, about golf, sports, family, whatever it may be, that's all that matters to me.

"I've idolised him and he's been a role model or a huge reason why I'm here today.

"So you know, from what I have seen, comments and whatnot, there is no interest for me to watch it."

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


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