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Jan 8, 2021

 When I finished writing Steve Young’s biography and before spending two years with the Patriots organization while writing The Dynasty, I teamed up with my longtime friend Armen Keteyian to write Tiger Woods’s biography. It was a three-year odyssey. Then, one week before our book came out in March 2018, esteemed New York Times book critic Dwight Garner compared it to a Christopher Nolan movie, saying, “I found it exhilarating, depressing, tawdry, and moving in almost equal measure. It’s a big American story.”

After a review like that there is only one thing to do – buckle up. The book instantly took flight. The months that followed were a whirlwind. One of the people we met on the journey was Academy-Award winning filmmaker Alex Gibney, whom Esquire has dubbed “the most important documentarian of our time.”

Working with Gibney these past two years to produce a documentary film inspired by the book has been a great professional experience. More importantly, I now count Alex as a friend and a colleague. He brought in two visionary directors, Matthew Hamachek and Matthew Heineman, to direct the film. They did a phenomenal job.

The two-part Tiger Woods documentary debuts on HBO and HBO Max on Sunday, January 10th at 9pm. Part 2 will air on Sunday, January 17th at 9pm. It was an honor to work with such a classy and talented group of artists. I hope you’ll tune in.

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Jeff Benedict is the bestselling author of sixteen non-fiction books, as well as a television and film producer. His latest book, The Dynasty, is the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots under Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, each of whom cooperated for the book. Published in 2020, it was an instant New York Times bestseller. The book is being developed into a 10-part documentary series, which Jeff is executive producing. In 2018, Jeff co-wrote the #1 bestseller Tiger Woods and he was an executive producer on the HBO documentary “Tiger” that was based on the book and aired in 2021. The book is currently being developed into a scripted series, which Jeff is executive producing. Jeff is also the executive producer on a documentary based on his book Poisoned that will air on Netflix. In 2017, he co-produced “Little Pink House,” a feature film starring Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn that was based on Jeff’s book of the same title. And in 2016, Jeff co-wrote with Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young his bestselling autobiography QB, which was the basis of an NFL Films documentary. Jeff has been a special-features writer for Sports Illustrated, the Los Angeles Times, and the Hartford Courant, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times. His stories have been the basis of segments on 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning, HBO Real Sports, Discovery Channel, Good Morning America, 20/20, 48 Hours, NFL Network, and NPR.

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