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‘What I tried to do was pull from my experiences and approach the subject matter with sensitivity . . .’

Director Lauren Stowell discusses The Undefeated and ESPN Features Unit's documentary "Tiger Woods: America's Son," that explores Woods' complex racial identity

When Tiger Woods first spoke about his racial identity in 1997 as a 21-year-old professional golfer fresh off his historic win at the Masters, fans were puzzled.

Since then, and as his profile has grown into this generation’s top star in golf, Woods has become one of the world’s most scrutinized athletes. But rarely has Woods’ self-described racial identity been explored. That is, until now.

On Sunday, Nov. 29, The Undefeated Presents Tiger Woods: America’s Son – a one-hour documentary exploring the golfer’s complex racial identity and the meaning of Woods’ success in America – beginning at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and the ESPN App.

Tiger Woods competes in the 2020 PGA Championship. (Scott Clarke/ESPN Images)

It is a collaboration between the award-winning ESPN Features Unit and The Undefeated, ESPN’s content initiative on sports, race, and culture. The documentary features more than 30 interviews with golfers, Augusta National Golf Club caddies, journalists, and more.

In the video above, ESPN Features Unit producer Lauren Stowell, a five-time Sports Emmy Award-winning director/producer who directed the project, talks about the making of Tiger Woods: America’s Son. Watch the trailer for the film below.

Shelby L. Lacy produced the video above.

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