Book, to be titled 'Back,' will detail life on and off course
Disclosed: The definitive Tiger Woods story, a memoir titled “Back” that the golfer intends to write, HarperCollins Publishers announced Tuesday. The publisher said it has acquired the rights to the book, the first memoir to be written by Woods, but did not set a date for publication. The book will cover the life of Woods from his early years as a prodigy to his rise as the only golfer to hold all four professional major championships at the same time, the publisher said. It also will include his numerous injuries and personal setbacks. Woods has contributed only to two other books: “How I Play Golf,” in 2001 with Golf Digest’s editors; and “The 1997 Masters: My Story,” which was co-authored by Lorne Rubenstein. Woods, 43, has won 81 PGA Tour titles, including 15 major championships, ranking second all-time in both categories. He is scheduled to return to the PGA Tour next week in Japan.
Moved: One of the Korn Ferry Tour’s two annual events in the Bahamas, to Royal Blue Golf Club at Baha Mar in Nassau. Plans for the Bahamas Great Abaco Classic, played for the past three years at Abaco Club on Winding Bay on Great Abaco island, were scrapped when Hurricane Dorian tore through the north side of the archipelago in early September, killing at least 61 and causing an estimated $7 billion in damage. All proceeds from the Great Abaco Classic will benefit hurricane-relief efforts. The announcement was part of the release of the Korn Ferry Tour’s 2020 schedule, which features 28 tournaments in five countries and a total purse of $18.85 million. The season begins with the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic on Jan. 12-15, followed by the Great Abaco event on Jan. 19-22. The season ends with the Korn Ferry Tour Championship on Aug. 27-30.
Announced: By the PGA Tour, that any player who wins three times on one of its developmental tours – in Canada, China or Latinoamerica – will win an automatic promotion to the Korn Ferry Tour. The policy follows the tradition on the Korn Ferry Tour, which has awarded its three-time winners in a season an automatic promotion to the PGA Tour. Since the policy was established in 1997, 12 players have earned promotions to the PGA Tour. From 2014 to 2018, eight players won three times on the PGA Tour’s lower-level developmental tours and would have earned promotions to the Korn Ferry Tour, notably four-time winner Zecheng Dou in 2016 on the PGA Tour Series China.