Chicago - Tiger Woods's participation in
next week's US Open remained in doubt on Monday, but the 14-time major champion
announced he has another project on the go.
Woods said in a statement on his website
that he is writing a book about his historic victory in the 1997 Masters, which
will be published by Grand Central Publishing next year.
The still untitled work, to be co-authored
by Canadian golf writer Lorne Rubenstein, will include insights from the golfer
not only on his spectacular 12-stroke victory at Augusta National but also on
the two decades since then, the publishing firm said.
"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,"
according to a press release.
Added Woods: "The 1997 Masters was one
of the most important tournaments in my life for many reasons.
"I think about the hug with my dad and
all the events that went on that week. A lot of people know generally about
that tournament, but this gives me a chance to tell in detail what happened on
and off the course."
Woods' first book came out in 2001. Titled
"How I Play Golf" it was written with the editors of Golf Digest
The 1997 Masters was the first of Woods' 14
His most recent was the 2008 US Open, and
Woods hasn't played a tournament since undergoing two separate surgical
procedures late last year to alleviate back pain.
He said in May that he hoped to return to
competition in June, but it was unclear if he would make it back in time for
the second major of the year, the US Open at Oakmont June 16-19.