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During the writer's strike, TV writer Smiley persuaded ESPN.com to allow him to write a humor column on golf as a freelancer. This morphed into the goal of following Tiger Woods on every hole during the 2008 golf season. Smiley financed the project himself, which is significant because he was without other income. He shares some behind-the-scenes stories from Dubai, the Masters, and the U.S. Open. As golf quests go, this is interesting but not nearly as remarkable as, say, Andre Tolme's I Golfed Across Mongolia. The most notable book of many written about individuals' golfing quests is perhaps Tom Coyne's Paper Tiger; Turk Pipkin wrote of his strivings in The Old Man and the Tee. Smiley's coverage of the Tavistock Cup (a neighborhood competition by the PGA from Lake Nona and Isleworth-with a purse of over $3 million) trumps the televised version, which misses the full flavor of the event. Still, while this may be of interest to die-hard Tiger Woods fans, it will have a short shelf life. An optional purchase.