“Success succeeds” is an old adage used by many smart people to defend their success. Now a new book tears into President Donald Trump’s golf success and dubs him a cheater “at the highest level” in the game.

Trump’s chicanery in the golf channel has been "exposed" via a series of testimonials by ace golfers who played the game with the president.

The book, Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump is due for release on April 2. Written by author Rick Reilly, the award-winning Sports columnist, it gathers quotes from a series of top players and celebrities who shared their experience of partnering with Trump for the golf game.

Right now Trump is basking under the glory as an ace golfer and one of the best golfers among American president golfers.

Several examples of chicanery in game

Reilly’s book says Trump “cheats at the highest level and cheats when people are watching and also when they aren’t. To say ‘Donald Trump cheats’ is like saying ‘Michael Phelps swims,’” asserts Reilly.

In the past also, Trump’s foul play was blasted by Suzann Pettersen, a repeated winner on the LPGA tour who bursts out saying the president “cheats like hell.”

Reilly’s book is rich in quotes and anecdotes from a host of famous names. They included actor Samuel L Jackson who said he “saw Trump hook a ball into a lake at Trump National” in Bedminster, New Jersey and his caddy endorsing that “he found it.”

Other celebrity witnesses include musician Alice Cooper and Oscar de la Hoya. The worst indictment on Trump is from sportscaster Mike Tirico.

The book says, Tirico “hit the shot of his life, a 230-yard 3-wood towards an elevated green he couldn’t see. But he knew it was close. When he got to the putting green, Tirico’s ball was nowhere to be seen. Instead, it was 50ft left of the hole in a bunker. It made no sense until Trump’s caddy told that “Trump threw it in the bunker. I watched him do it.’”

Trump is best says a trade journal

However, Trump, according to Golf Digest is a significant somebody in the game. Calling Trump a good golfer, Digest says his current 2.8 Handicap Index and victory in 19 club championships have made him noteworthy in the game.

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President Donald Trump at a rally in the Rodeo Arena at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on October 29, 2016 in Golden, Colorado, while campaigning. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

In fact, Jaime Diaz, who played golf with Trump praises him for virile ball-striking which Trump modestly brushes off as “putting.”

The Digest says Trump’s golfing skills made him displace John F. Kennedy from the top spot of best golf presidents and Trump is the best in the hallowed President’s golf club.

Trump’s handicap exaggerated?

But Rick Reilly’s book questions Trump’s self-rated handicap. The author feels Trump’s “2.8 is a little off.”

The Post also says intuitively it may look so when compared with “Jack Nicklaus, winner of a record 18 major golf titles and the greatest golfer has only a handicap of 3.4.!”