Perseus imprint Da Capo Press has closed a deal for a new biography of controversy-embroiled superstar Tiger Woods. The May 2010 book, by People magazine reporter Steve Helling, was acquired by editor Kevin Hanover and the publisher says the title is on track to be the first about the golfer published after Woods' personal life--namely his rampant infidelities--became tabloid fodder. Maura Teitelbaum at Abrams Artists Agency sold world rights to the book, simply titled Tiger Woods, and Da Capo is promising it will contain exclusive details about Woods and new interviews.

Helling has written about Woods for a number of years at People and, per Da Capo, he will "draw on intimate sources, many speaking out for the first time, to create a never-before-seen portrait of the golfer."