Tiger Woods

Jeff Benedict , Armen Keteyian

Tiger Woods



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What lurks behind the fame of golf legend Tiger Woods? Is the icy and reserved sportsman really the same man that was involved in several infidelity scandals and ended up in treatment for sex and drug addiction? As always, when it comes to people with outstanding talent, there are many factors to consider. In their New York Times bestseller, two highly credited investigative journalists, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, take us all the way back to when Tiger Woods was born to try to find the answers to the mysterious life of this golfing legend.

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Analysis and key concepts


At just a few months old, Tiger Woods began his training, and he was a champion by the time he was an infant


The adolescence and childhood of a gifted child are full of ups and downs


At twenty, Tiger Woods had already experienced the fame and glory reserved for very few people in history


Being on top of the world carries both risks and responsibilities


The only way for the child prodigy to find himself was to hit rock bottom




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  • Understand the personal and family struggles this gifted child experienced.
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  • Learn about the highs and lows of the life of one of the world’s most famous athletes.

Jeff Benedict is an American author, journalist, and producer. Having begun his career as director of research at the Centre for Study of Sports and Society at Northeastern University where he conducted ground-breaking research on athletes and on violence against women, he became assistant to the chief prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office in Boston. Later, he made his entrance into the political world, and ran for Congress in 2002 with the Democrats. During his entire career, he has always been a fervent writer, alongside his other commitments, publishing 16 nonfiction books, among which is the New York Times number one bestseller, Tiger Woods, which later became a two-part documentary.

Armen Keteyian is an American best-selling author and television journalist, famous for having won eleven Emmy Awards. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1971 with first class honours, and since the very beginning of his career has been passionate about sports journalism. Having worked for the sports section of several San Diego newspapers, his career took off in 1982, when he became an investigative journalist for the popular New York based magazine, Sports Illustrated. Over the years, he has worked as a correspondent and investigative journalist for some of the most famous sports programmes on television. In 2018, he co-wrote the Tiger Woods biography with Jeff Benedict, which became a number one New York Times bestseller, and was made into a two-part documentary for HBO.

Publishing house:

Simon & Schuster