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‘Tiger Woods’ Scripted Miniseries In Development From Author Jeff Benedict & Wheelhouse Entertainment

EXCLUSIVE: Tiger Woods, Jeff Benedict’s recently published biography of the controversial golf champion, is being turned into a scripted miniseries after the author struck a deal with Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment.

The book, which was published last year, became a New York Times best seller and is the first project taken to market by Wheelhouse and Benedict.

The move comes as Woods won his fifth Masters championship last month, widely considered one of the greatest career comebacks in sports history.

Tiger Woods, which was published by CBS Corp-owned Simon Schuster, opens with the 2009 car accident on the day after Thanskgiving that precipitated Woods’ infidelity scandal. Benedict and his co-author Armen Keteyian, a former 60 Minutes correspondent, spoke to more than 250 people for the book, including other professional golfers and Woods’ longtime chiropractor Mark Lindsay.

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Benedict has written a number of sports titles including The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football, co-authored with Keteyian, and QB: My Life Behind the Spiral, written with Hall of Famer Steve Young. He also wrote Little Pink House, which was turned into a feature film with Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn; Poisoned, chronicling the infamous Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak; and longform articles for Sports Illustrated, The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

Under the deal,

Article source: https://deadline.com/2019/05/tiger-woods-jeff-benedict-wheelhouse-1202620066/

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