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Tuesday
Nov282017

Gulp: Next May's Tiger Bio Is 150,000 Words

Alan Shipnuck of Golf.com has an exclusive first insight into Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian's 150,000 word bio of Tiger Woods, set for a May 2018 release. Besides the book's length--Downton Abbey doorstop-deep--Shipnuck also notes this:

In golf circles it has long been whispered that Tiger Woods would focus on the question of whether or not the eponymous protagonist used performance-enhancing drugs, which he has always denied. Woods has been dogged by these rumors since the 2009 reveal that he was treated by Anthony Galea, the disgraced Canadian doctor who was arrested for smuggling human growth hormone into the United States. (In 2011 Galea pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of bringing mislabeled drugs into the U.S.) Benedict and Keteyian acknowledge that there is a meaty chapter in the book examining the PED question but at this moment are not at liberty to divulge any specifics.

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Jupiter and Brandon no doubt two of the first guys to purchase a copy. 😊
11.28.2017 | Unregistered CommenterMatthewM
Geoff, FYI Downton Abbey was never a book, just a TV series.

Regards from the small village of Pedantry, Dorset.
11.28.2017 | Unregistered CommenterCenter Cur
@CC - I just saw a reference to the depth of a doorstop at Downton Abbey, not a reference to a non-existing Downton Abbey novel.
11.29.2017 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
If Armen Keteyian is part of the book, this is going to be good. He's written some very insightful books into college athletics, and the corruption involved. Those of us old enough to have read Raw Recruits will have found that a few of the points made in the book were spot on based on the current FBI scandal in college basketball.

Not to mention, Keteyian and Benedict are not "golf media", meaning they do not consider themselves beholden and not willing to kill their golden goose. They will report the story where the story takes them.
11.29.2017 | Unregistered CommenterPat(another one)
The notice from Publishers Marketplace when the book deal was done. The category? Nonfiction. Ha, ha.

June 6, 2016: "Tiger Woods"

Non-fiction: Memoir

Tiger Woods, co-written with Lorne Rubenstein's untitled book on the 1997 Masters, which he won by a historic 12 shots, which remains the widest margin of victory in the tournament's history, will explore Woods's history with the game, the tournament itself, how golf has changed over the last 20 years and what it was like winning. Woods will open up about his relationship with father Earl Woods, dispel previous misconceptions and will candidly reveal many more stories that have never been told before, to Jamie Raab at Grand Central with Gretchen Young editing, by Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management (World rights).
11.29.2017 | Unregistered CommenterSclaff & Foozle
Agree with Pat. Keteyian is excellent and this should be a very interesting read.
11.29.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJohn
Thanks for thinking of me @MatthewM but I don't need a book to provide the details I need to form my opinion on Tiger and his relationship with Dr Galea. It's been pretty obvious to me for years. Why would he put himself into the position that he did; i.e. doing business with a Dr that's not unlicensed to do business in the USA for "blood-spinning". A service that he could have gotten from many properly licensed Dr's? It doesn't make any sense to me. Take a look at the list of other athletes that were using Dr Galea's services and the "services" that they were receiving. Try to explain the house visits that it's been reported that Tiger paid some $200k for. Seems pretty obvious to me but we each get to form our own opinion. The bottom line is I have no respect for Tiger but I do look forward to this most recent comeback effort.
11.29.2017 | Unregistered CommenterJupiter
Behold, Downton Abbey, A Celebration. 320 pages. 3.2 pounds shipping weight. Clearly, it must be steroids.
11.29.2017 | Unregistered CommenterClaude
Should be interesting. Can pre-order it on Amazon already, too.
11.29.2017 | Unregistered CommenterErik J. Barzeski
Jupiter - I was being facetious, as I suspect you know. And, for the record, I am of the same opinion as you.
11.30.2017 | Unregistered CommenterMatthewM

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