Woods to release first authorised story of his life
Tiger Woods suggests there have been many ‘misnomers’ written about him over the years.
There’s been at least half a dozen books written – without his authorisation – and the former long-running world No 1 says a lot of what was written was not just speculative – but wrong.
Tiger Woods made world headlines after securing his 5th Masters title (Credit: PGA Tour)
So Tiger’s army of fans will be delighted to read that he has lent his name to the latest book soon to hit to hit the streets, with HarperCollins Publishers gaining world-wide rights to the book, ideally named BACK.
And as Tiger himself says, this will be the definitive story:
“It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts,” said Woods in announcing the release of BACK, the first-ever memoir that he has authored.
“This describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life,” says Woods.
“I’ve been working at it steadily, and I’m looking forward to continuing the process and creating a book that people will want to read.”
And it’s not just Tiger who is co-operating with this works, it’s also family, friends and his inner circle who have their say as well.
HarperCollins executive editor Shannon Welch, who will edit the book, is as excited as Tiger about what we’ll be reading.
“Meeting with Tiger, speaking with him at length about the process of writing a memoir, I was delighted to discover how much he has to say, and how ready, how eager, he is to say it,” said Welch.
“He’s at a place in his career and his life where he’s thinking deeply about his story, the highs and the lows, and how it all relates and connects.”
“I think the result will be extraordinary.”
“BACK is a candid and intimate narrative of an outsize American life: from growing up as a celebrated golfing prodigy to shattering centuries-old racial barriers as a young pro,” noted the HarperCollins press release.
“From enduring years of physical anguish to mounting an astonishing comeback at 43 years old, culminating with the 2019 Masters, where his thrillingly impossible victory captured the imagination and hearts of people around the world.”