Tiger Woods mini-series coming to a TV near you
You probably couldn’t make up some of the things that have happened to Tiger Woods in his life…on and off the golf course.
Now it seems a mini-series, based on Tiger’s life and loosely following a 2018 biography on Woods, written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian will go ahead.
Tiger Woods celebrates his first win in five years at the Tour Championship (Credit: PGA Tour)
According to sources close to Woods, there were some ‘egregious errors’ in the publication, yet a television series certainly has the makings of a hit.
The book, titled “Tiger Woods,” was released in 2018, and rose to No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers Sports and Fitness list.
It began with Woods’ car accident in 2009 and the ‘cheating scandal’ which then dominated headlines.
At that stage Woods was still the No 1 golfer in the world.
And while he sat atop the rankings for 281 weeks before Lee Westwood edged past him in October, 2010, Tiger clawed back the top spot for another 60 weeks in 2013, but has not reached that level since.
A series of back surgeries followed and it definitely looked destined for Woods not to make it back to golf, at certain stages of his rehabilitation.
Yet what made it a perfect fit for a mini-series was Woods’ battle to return to the game he loved and eventually making it back into the winners’ circle late in 2018.
It got even better when the American hero managed to not only add to the theatre by winning, but going on to win his pet event, the US Masters, at Augusta, Georgia earlier this year to cap off what might be the perfect end to the series.
Wheelhouse Entertainment and co-author Benedict are set to go ahead with the mini-series and Wheelhouse CEO Brent Montgomery announced plans for the drama last week.
“When I picked up ‘Tiger Woods’ I saw what a true force Jeff [Benedict] really is – and a compelling way to bring the Tiger Woods story to life as one of the most moving in sports history,” said Montgomery.