Tiger Woods to author official memoir titled 'BACK'

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Tiger Woods to author official memoir titled 'BACK'

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Tiger Woods to author official memoir titled 'BACK'

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News HarperCollins will publish the first official Tiger Woods memoir was announced Tuesday and we already know it’ll be a best-seller.

The memoir, titled “BACK,” will be first memoir authored by Woods and include accounts from his family and close friends. “BACK” will delve into the 15-time major championship winner’s life from his childhood and adolescence as he grew into a golfing prodigy to winning the 2019 Masters Tournament. The memoir will also include commentary on Woods breaking racial barriers on and off the golf course, his rise to fame and his battle with injuries and personal issues.

“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,” Woods said in a statement. “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. 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.”

HarperOne executive editor Shannon Welch will edit the memoir.

“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,” Welch said. “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.”

Woods, who had four top-10 finishes last season including his fifth Masters win in April, had an arthroscopic procedure on his left knee in August to repair minor cartilage damage and was cleared to start practicing again in September.

The 43-year-old Woods is expected to play in The Challenge, a Skins game in Japan with Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and Jason Day Oct. 20 and the inaugural Zozo Championship Oct 24. Both events are scheduled to be played at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba, Japan.

Woods will also captain his first Presidents Cup team later this year in Australia.


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