Jeff Benedict is a New York Times bestselling author, a special features writer for Sports Illustrated, and a television and film producer. He has also written for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and his stories have been the basis for segments on 60 Minutes, 20/20, 48 Hours, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, the NFL Network, HBO Real Sports, CNN, and the Discovery Channel. He has written fifteen books, including the New York Times bestselling autobiography of Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young. He lives with his wife and four children in Connecticut.
Armen Keteyianis a CBS News correspondent based in New York and an eleven-time Emmy Award winner, he is widely regarded as one of the finest investigative journalists in the country. A former writer-reporter at Sports Illustrated, he is also the author or coauthor of ten previous books, including the New York Times bestsellers Raw Recruits and The System. Born and raised in Michigan, he now lives with his wife, Dede, in Fairfield, Connecticut, and San Clemente, California.
"If King Lear had been about golf, or if the great Russian
novelists had turned their lens toward modern expectations and
fame, toward the most American of fathers and sons, the result
would be this book. The rise and fall and return of Tiger Woods in
these pages is both mythic and poignantly small and human."
--Wright Thompson, senior writer, ESPN The Magazine
"I have been trying to write about Tiger since he was a teenager. I thought he was unknowable. This book proves me wrong. Here, finally, is Tiger Woods."
--Michael Bamberger, senior writer for Sports Illustrated and author of Men in Green
"Meticulously reported, scrupulously fair, endlessly interesting, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian's Tiger Woods reveals the human being long-hidden behind the golf genius. The story of Tiger's passage from driven prodigy, to lonely hero, to disgraced celebrity is compelling, and often poignant, from first page to last."
--Jeffrey Toobin, author of American Heiress and The Nine
"An ambitious 360-degree portrait of golf's most scrutinized figure . . . The book features fresh reporting on almost every significant element of Woods' story. . . . It is a book brimming with revealing details."
--Sam Weinman, Golf Digest
"Painstaking . . . An exhaustive dive into understanding who Tiger really is . . . Benedict and Keteyian provide extensive details."
"A searing biography of golf's most blazing talent."
"Irresistible . . . Immensely readable . . . The authors have laid out a saga that is part myth, part Shakespeare, part Jackie Collins. . . . Benedict and Keteyian bring us along for the ride in a whirlwind of a biography that reads honest and true."
--Leigh Montville, The Wall Street Journal
"There is beauty and awe in this perfectly pitched biography . . . It has torque and velocity . . . It's a confident and substantial book that's nearly as sleek as a Christopher Nolan movie. It makes a sweet sound, like a well-struck golf ball. I found it exhilarating, depressing, tawdry and moving in almost equal measure. It's a big American story. . . . The authors bring grainy new detail to almost every aspect of Woods's life."
--Dwight Garner, The New York Times
"Comprehensive, propulsive, packed with incident . . . and unsparing."
--Ian Crouch, The New Yorker
"Chilling . . . Exhaustively researched . . . The authors present Woods as a man 'both blessed and cursed' by his otherworldly ability to separate his off-the-course problems from his performance on it. Tiger Woods is a fascinating analysis of the former, but for golf fans--and probably for Woods himself--his worth will still be judged by the latter. . . . What Benedict and Keteyian do better than in any biography I've read about Woods is detail the human costs of this machine-like focus."
--John Paul Newport, Bloomberg Businessweek
"When you read Tiger Woods, you realize these are not just high-level reporting gotchas. This is Tiger's life laid bare."
--Bryan Curtis, The Ringer
"Juicy . . . A far-reaching portrait of Tiger on and off the golf course . . . Plenty of new revelations, and incredible additional detail and insight into Tiger's professional and personal life."