To mark the twentieth anniversary of his historic win at the 1997 Masters, Tiger Woods will for the first timereflect on the record-setting win both on and off the course.
In 1997, Tiger Woods was already among the most watched and closely examined athletes in history. But
it wasn't until the Masters Tournament that Tiger Woods's career would definitively change forever.
Tiger Woods, then only 21, won the Masters by a historic 12 shots, which remains the widest margin of
victory in the tournament's history, making it arguably among the most seminal events in golf. He was the first
African-American/Asian player to win the Masters, and this at the Augusta National Golf Club, perhaps the
most exclusive club in the world, and one that had in 1990 admitted its first black member.
Now, twenty years later, Woods will explore his history with the game, the Masters tournament itself,
how golf has changed over the last 20 years, and what it was like winning such an event. Woods will also
open up about his relationship with father Earl Woods, dispelling previous misconceptions, and will candidly
reveal many never-before-heard stories.
Written by one of the game's all-time greats, this book will provide keen insight on the Masters then and now,
as well as on the sport itself.
Tiger Woods, now 40 years old, has had an unprecedented career since becoming a professional golfer in the late summer of 1996. He has won 105 tournaments, 79 of those on the PGA TOUR, including the 1997, 2001, 2002, and 2005 Masters Tournaments, 1999, 2000, 2006, and 2007 PGA Championships, 2000, 2002, and 2008 U.S. Open Championships, and 2000, 2005, and 2006 British Open Championships.
With his second Masters victory in 2001, Tiger became the first ever to hold all four professional major championships at the same time. In winning the 2000 British Open at St. Andrews, Woods became the youngest to complete the career Grand Slam of professional major championships and only the fifth ever to do so. Tiger also was the youngest Masters champion ever, at the age of 21 years, three months and
14 days, and was the first African-American or
individual of Asian heritage to win a major