For better or worse, Tiger Woods has been in the spotlight quite a bit over the last decade. Back, his forthcoming memoir from HarperCollins, promises to be his “definitive story.”
After the meltdown of his marriage in 2010, the media’s portrayal of Tiger fell outside his control. He sees Back as a way of taking control of his life story again:
I’ve been in the spotlight for a long time, and because of that, there have been books and articles and TV shows about me, most filled with errors, speculative and wrong. This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts. It describes how I feel and what’s happened in my life.
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Back tells the epic story of Woods rise as a golf prodigy to his rise as the youngest Masters champion and the only player in history to hold all four major championships simultaneously. It gives readers an inside look into the highs and lows career, from injuries and high-profile personal issues that culminated into divorce to his comeback at age 43 to win the Masters.
Tiger Woods is one of the most successful pro golfers ever. With his 81 PGA titles, Tiger’s story is sure to interest any sports fan. He’s contributed to a couple other books—How I Play Golf (2001) and The 1997 Masters: My Story, a collaboration with Golf Digest in 2017—but Back will be the first time he’s told his own story, through and through.
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