Justin Timberlake is writing a book about golf.

The 'SexyBack' singer has reportedly employed a literary agent to send out a short synopsis of the planned tome, in the hope of securing a publishing deal.

The book is said to be a memoir which follows "Timberlake's time on the green and his experiences playing with various competitors".

Agent David Vigliano got in touch with several editors last month, it has been claimed.

Justin's love of golf is well known, and he plays with an impressive six handicap.

The 28-year-old singer owns his own golf course - the Big Creek Golf Course near Memphis - and has previously admitted his proudest moment relates to the sport.

He said: "I loved appearing on the cover of Golf Digest magazine. I'm not going to lie. I mean, I'm done. I don't have to do another magazine cover ever again."

It has also been claimed Justin refuses to take to the course with his girlfriend Jessica Biel as she is such a strong competitor.

A source said: "He prefers not to play with her since she's gotten so good. It's too bad because he got her into golf in the first place."

If Justin does publish a book on the sport he won't be the only famous person to have done so.

In 2008, rocker Alice Cooper penned a tome called 'Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's Life and 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict'.