Tiger Woods is releasing a memoir called “Back” through HarperCollins, the publisher announced Tuesday.
“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 pro golfer said in the press statement.
The announcement calls the book “a candid and intimate narrative of an outsize American life.”
A spokesperson told TheWrap there is “no confirmed on-sale date at this point.”
It will chronicle Woods’ life “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’ book has “the full cooperation of his friends, family, and inner circle,” according to HarperCollins.
In May, it was announced that a scripted miniseries on Woods, based on Jeff Benedict’s book about pro golfer, is in development at Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment. That book begins with Woods’ 2009 car accident and the subsequent reports of martial infidelity that began the once-dominant golfer’s career downturn, which included numerous back injuries as well.
“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,” said Woods, who ranks second all-time in both men’s major championships and PGA Tour wins.