Here's Betting New Tiger Is Best Version Yet

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2009 2:05 PM CST
Tiger Woods tees off.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Tiger Woods returns to golf this week, and he’s sure to amaze—that’s just what he does, Michael Rosenberg writes for Fox Sports. “The most compelling athlete of his generation” has made over his game three times already, and after injury and 8 months off, a new iteration is almost certain. “Get ready, folks,” Rosenberg writes. “Remarkable career No. 4 is about to begin.”

Woods’ ceaseless reinvention, not his prowess, is what draws fans. “Even domination can be boring,” Rosenberg writes. “It’s how he dominates. It is never routine.” The key is in Woods’ restless search for perfection, unattainable as that may be. “He is not content being the best golfer ever. He wants to be the best golfer he can be,” Rosenberg writes. “Golf is not a game for perfectionists. Except for him.”