Tiger Woods Shirtless, Pumping Iron on New Vanity Fair Cover

Celebrity News Jan. 4, 2010 AT 11:07AM
Tiger Woods Shirtless, Pumping Iron on New Vanity Fair Cover Credit: ANNIE LEIBOVITZ

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.

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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.

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"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."

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