Golf star Tiger Woods announces plans for a new memoir ‘Back’

first_imgLast Updated: 17th October, 2019 14:16 IST Golf Star Tiger Woods Announces Plans For A New Memoir ‘Back’ Tiger Woods announces a new memoir named ‘Back’ in association with publishers Harper Collins. It will account his troubled past to his carrier achievements. 11 months ago Kapil Dev comes out as a golf champion in the AVT Champions Tour FOLLOW US First Published: 17th October, 2019 14:16 IST LIVE TV 10 months ago Koepka leads big guns rolling in for PGA Tour’s Asian riches WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Comeback KingWoods won his last Major, the US Open, all the way back in 2008 when he beat Rocco Mediate for the title. Since then, he has been reportedly battling injuries. And just like that, the 11-time PGA player of the year fell from grace. In April 2019, he announced his comeback with a win in the 2019 Masters tournament, which was his fifth Masters win. It leaves him one shy of Jack Nicklaus’ record six Masters win, and three short of his record eighteen Major wins. His performance materialised when it mattered most and almost feels like a throwback to the 2000s. He now has three top-10s in his past four Majors. WE RECOMMENDcenter_img 10 months ago Donald Trump’s Ireland golf course expansion plan gets approval Written By Sujay Chakraborty Also read | (Not) Tokyo Olympics 2020? Venue-spreading In Store To Counter HeatIn the wake of this comeback, he has decided to work with publishers Harper Collins for the aforementioned memoir. The book will start with Woods’ childhood as a prodigy, encompassing his 81 PGA tour wins – the second-highest total in history and his 15 Masters victories. No confirmed release date has been announced as of now. The book is also supposed to visit his devastating injuries and personal troubles with infidelity and subsequent sex addiction in detail. This memoir is going to be the first and only account directly from Woods, with the full cooperation of his friends and family.Also read | Koepka Leads Big Guns Rolling In For PGA Tour’s Asian RichesWoods is returning to competitive golf on October 21 to be part of a skins game with Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama in Chiba, Japan. He’s also planning to play in the PGA Tour’s new event, the Zozo Championship, that starts October 24. Both of those events are at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club. It will be Woods’ first time in Japan in 13 years.Also read | Eliud Kipchoge Nominated For IAAF Male Athlete Of The Year Award 11 months ago Golf: Anika Varma earns 5th spot in Hero Women’s India Open SUBSCRIBE TO US Tiger Woods has made an implausible comeback this year when he won his first Major in over a decade, back in April. Now, the 43-year-old golfer has announced he intends to tell his definitive story through a memoir titled ‘Back’.Also read | After Record World Medal Haul, Simone Biles A Face Of 2020 Olympics 10 months ago Deepika Padukone: All about her family and plans to start a new onelast_img read more

Alessandro Del Piero signs deal with Sydney FC

first_imgFormer Italy and Juventus forward Alessandro Del Piero is joining Sydney FC in a deal that will make him the highest-profile player in the A-League.“I’m happy to announce that a few hours ago I signed a deal with the Sydney Football Club,” Del Piero said.“So for the next two years I suppose I can say that I’ll be Australian. I’m starting a splendid and fantastic adventure. I couldn’t have chosen a better situation or a better place.”The two-year deal is reportedly worth $2m per season, which will make Del Piero the highest paid athlete in Australia’s four football codes, including rugby league, rugby union and Australian Rules.The 37-year-old Del Piero reportedly turned down offers from English Premier League clubs Liverpool and Southampton.“We touched all the continents,” Del Piero said. “This choice is far away in terms of kilometres but it’s very close in terms of philosophy. … I can’t wait to go and discover a country that everyone describes to me as fantastic.”The A-League, which has had several teams fold in the last two years due to financial problems and dwindling attendance, needs Del Piero as a draw card.He was a member of Italy’s 2006 World Cup-winning team. He scored a club-record 286 goals in all competitions over 19 seasons with Juventus, although managed just five – and only two in Serie A – last season in limited playing time as the Turin club won its first Italian league title since before the 2006 match-fixing scandal.“We’re honored to have Alessandro sign for Sydney FC,” club chief executive Tony Pignata said, sitting next to Del Piero at a press conference in Turin. “It’s a momentous occasion.”The A-League’s other past marquee signings have been formerly England-based Trinidad and Tobago star Dwight Yorke, who also played for Sydney in 2005-06, and former Liverpool forward Robbie Fowler, who played with the now-defunct North Queensland team and Perth Glory from 2009-11. “The only question I asked was if we can win, and they responded ‘yes,”‘ Del Piero said. “I’m not going there for a vacation. I’m going there with total dedication.”Juventus announced early last season that it would not renew Del Piero’s contract. He was also linked with moves to the Middle East, China, Argentina, the United States and Switzerland.“It will be a big change for me after 19 years with a team which I will continue to support,” Del Piero said. “I’ve done all I could have done here and there couldn’t be a better choice for me.”last_img read more