In Tiger Woods, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, the team behind the New York Times bestseller The System, have uncovered new, intimate, and surprising details about the man behind the myth. They conducted hundreds of interviews with people from every facet of Woods's life--friends, family members, teachers, romantic partners, coaches, business associates, physicians, Tour pros, and members of Woods's inner circle.
The portrait of Woods that emerges in Tiger Woods is far more rewarding than revelations alone. By tracing his life from its origins as the mixed-race son of an attention-seeking father and the original Tiger Mom--who programmed him to be "the chosen one," tasked with changing not just the game of golf but the world as well--the authors provide a wealth of new insight into the human being trapped inside his parents' creation. We meet the lonely, introverted child prodigy who has trouble connecting with other kids because of his stutter and unusual lifestyle.
We experience the thrill and confusion of his meteoric rise to stardom. And we come to understand the grown man's obsession with extreme training and deep sea diving--despite their potential for injury--as a rare source of the solitude he craves. Most of all, we are reminded, time and time again, of Woods's singular greatness and the exhilaration we felt watching an athletic genius dominate his sport for nearly twenty years.