The life of Tiger Woods has played out on golf courses and within the pages of tabloids, and will soon be coming to television as a new scripted miniseries, “Tiger Woods”.
As Deadline reports, the upcoming TV project will be based on author Jeff Benedict’s recently published biography, Tiger Woods, and will be produced by Wheelhouse Entertainment.
The miniseries will chronicle the 43-year-old golf phemon’s professional triumphs while delving into the sex scandal that ended his marriage, cost him millions in endorsements and derailed his career for years until he won his fifth Masters championship last month in what many consider to be one of the all-time great sports comebacks in history.
Tiger Woods, notes Deadline, begins with the 2009 car accident that cracked the scandal wide open, and features interviews with more than 250 people in Woods’ orbit in order to present a detailed account of Woods’ life and the devastating effects of the scandal.
“As a rabid sports fan, I had seen Jeff’s byline and read much of his work, always impressed by his insights and access into some pretty rarefied worlds,” said Wheelhouse Entertainment Brent Montgomery in a statement, “but when I picked up Tiger Woods, I saw what a true force Jeff really is — and a compelling way to bring the Tiger Woods story to life as one of the most moving in sports history.”
Added Benedict: “As a journalist, I let stories lead me on a journey. One of the thrills of being a writer is encountering the unexpected along the way. Even after doing this for over 20 years, I still get a charge out of meeting new people whose narratives surprise and inspire me. That’s exactly what happened when I met Brent and the Wheelhouse team. They are entrepreneurs on a mission to build audio and visual platforms for storytellers and creators. The opportunity to partner with them is a writer’s dream. I am eager to see where this new story and professional chapter takes us both.”