All-American: Tiger Woods

All-American: Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is one of America's most awe-inspiring icons. He's been world-famous for decades and his story has many chapters: a phenom's rise, a shocking fall from grace, and debatably the greatest sports comeback of all time. But few people have really gotten to know Tiger Woods - it's been largely left to the media to define who he is. On this season of All-American, Jordan Bell and journalist Albert Chen revisit Tiger's journey to find out what the media got right, and what it didn't.... Show More

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November 19, 2020 21 min
Tiger didn't get to keep his title at this year's Masters tournament, but his performance did leave a lot to talk about. Jordan and Albert speak with professional golfer Bo Van Pelt about the unusual major and what's next for Tiger. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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November 12, 2020 29 min
2020 changed everything. For Tiger, the world— and this show. Jordan and Albert revisit their thoughts on Tiger and his legacy, see what he's been up to since his comeback, and consider what he might do next. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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November 5, 2020 34 min
After years of struggling with injuries and a marred public image, Tiger returns to golf's biggest event. Not only does he shock the world with his 2019 Masters performance— he rewrites his own story. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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October 22, 2020 34 min
After months of silence, Tiger finally confronts the error of his ways. In the years that followed, Tiger's life was dominated by loss after loss— and people started to write him off. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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October 15, 2020 37 min
Over Thanksgiving weekend 2009, Tiger Woods crashed his Escalade into a tree. In the tabloid drama that followed, Tiger's picture-perfect image was shattered, too.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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October 8, 2020 31 min
After marrying Elin Nordegren in 2004, Tiger Woods took on a new identity: family man. Not long after, he faced a devastating loss. Was the foundation he'd built his life and career on beginning to crack? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Drew Magary & David Roth of Defector talk about the 2020 U.S. Open with Chris Thompson in this bonus episode of The Distraction specially made for All-American: Tiger. (Regular episodes of All-American resume next week. Visit Defector.com to check out the guy’s new site) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 24, 2020 35 min
In the early 2000s Tiger was at the height of his career-- he seemed completely unstoppable. How did Tiger navigate being the best in the business? He learned from another great, Michael Jordan. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 17, 2020 36 min
Nike took a big bet on Tiger when he was just a rookie and immediately faced major backlash. How Tiger's relationship with the sports brand went from a PR mess to one of the most iconic endorsement deals in sports history. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Drew Magary & David Roth of Defector talk Tiger with Shane Ryan in this bonus episode of The Distraction specially made for All-American: Tiger. (Regular episodes of All-American resume next week.) Visit Defector.com to check out the guys' new site.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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September 3, 2020 41 min
After winning his first major championship in 1997, Tiger Woods was immediately touted as a role model to Black children. But is this a role Tiger even wanted? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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August 27, 2020 40 min
Meet the reporter who gets close with teenage Tiger Woods. But will his access remain the same after Tiger's legendary 1997 Masters performance? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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August 20, 2020 38 min
Two magazine cover stories about Tiger Woods change the golf rookie's relationship with the media— forever. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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A rise to glory. A fall from grace. A comeback no one saw coming. Season 1 of All American tells the story of Tiger Woods through the headlines that have been chasing him for decades. Asking- what does Tiger’s story say about America itself?  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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