Tiger Woods Shirtless, Pumping Iron on New Vanity Fair Cover


Tiger Woods is photographed shirtless and pumping iron on the February issue of Vanity Fair.

The shot, by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, was taken before scandal.

In addition to "raw" and "never-before-seen" photos, the issue features a essay by Pulitzer Prize winner Buzz Bissinger, who explores the 33-year-old golfer's fall from grace.

"In the end it was the age-old clash of image versus reality...." he writes. "He deluded himself into thinking he could be something that he wasn’t: untouchable. The greatest feat of his career is that he managed to get away with it for so long in public, the bionic man instead of the human one who hit a fire hydrant."