‘This is my definitive story’: Masters champion Tiger Woods will reveal the secrets of his life in a memoir after controversial and colourful career spanning more than two decades
- Tiger Woods has won 15 majors and 81 PGA Tours after turning pro in 1996
- He has suffered from a number of injury problems throughout his career
- There has been rumours over his private life after an infidelity scandal in 2009
- Now he wants to set the record straight after stories about him ‘filled with errors’
Masters champion Tiger Woods says he will tell the ‘definitive story’ of his life after signing a deal to write a memoir.
The 43-year-old has won 15 majors and 81 PGA Tours, but his life has not been without its controversies.
In 2009 he was hit by an infidelity scandal that eventually led to his divorce, while he has also been struck by a number of frustrating injury problems.
Tiger Woods will give fans an insight into his career, including injuries and his personal life
But now he is set to give the inside track on his colourful career and has vowed to set the record straight after years of speculation.
‘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,’ the 15-time major winner said in a statement released by publishers HarperCollins.
‘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.
Woods roars to the crowd after his incredible comeback victory at the Masters in April
‘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.’
The book, entitled ‘BACK’, is being promoted by the publishers as ‘the first and only account directly from Woods, with the full cooperation of his friends, family, and inner circle’.
Shannon Welch, executive editor at HarperOne, who will edit the book, said: ‘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.
‘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.’
A release date for the book has yet to be confirmed.
He is presented his green jacket by Phil Mickelson after winning the Masters in 2005