On Tuesday, HarperCollins Publishers announced to the world that they had aquired the rights to BACK, the first-ever memoir released by Tiger Woods that will detail his life, from his childhood, his domination of the sport and of course one of the most epic comebacks in sports history.
Many believed that Woods would never win another tournament again, let alone a major, but in April, the 43-year-old stunned the world when he won another Masters title at Augusta.
BACK is a candid and intimate narrative of an outsize American life,” the release said. “From growing up a celebrated golfing prodigy to shattering centuries-old racial barriers as a young pro; from rising to unprecedented fame and global icon status to battling devastating injuries and personal issues; 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.”
Woods will be working with Shannon Welch, the president and publisher of the HarperOne Group, who will be editing BACK which will contain stories and memories from Woods' closest family and firends and those who know him well. In the release, Woods made it clear that he is keen to provide the world with his own 'definitive story', one that doesn't include the 'errors' that many stories about him in the past have contained.
“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 press release. “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.”
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.https://t.co/t2vs8YusEG pic.twitter.com/HOHjtH5dxx— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) October 15, 2019