Catch him if you can
TAILING TIGER, Fla. -- You might be a big golf fan, but I guarantee I've followed Tiger Woods more closely than you have this season. See, I've been doing it in person. On foot. And until Monday, I hadn't missed a single hole he had played -- 405 of them, to be exact. San Diego, Dubai, west to Tucson, east to Orlando and then Miami. Even more amazing is the fact that my wife hasn't divorced me yet.That said, my grand plans to chronicle the adventures of Tiger's every hole in 2008 hit a snag when it was announced that despite not finishing the final round of the CA Championship in Miami until around 10:20 a.m. Monday, Tiger would still tee off at the Tavistock Cup in Orlando at 1:42 p.m. With a private jet, the 3 hour, 22 minute window was no problem. But all I had was a rented Toyota RAV4 and a Google Maps printout that said the drive would take 3 hours, 49 minutes. Buckle up.
12:39 p.m.: I start to pass a guy in a black Mercedes convertible, then do a double-take. As he drives along with the top down, he's steering with one hand and playing a miniature trumpet with the other. I'm not sure which one of us is more reckless.