Inspire Us, Tiger

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2009 9:23 AM CST
Tiger Woods watches his second shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the World Golf Championships Accenture Match Play Championship Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, in Marana, Ariz.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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(Newser) – Ignore the nonstop gloom and doom of economic news to consider a wonderful thing: Tiger Woods is playing golf again. Woods has been rehabbing his left knee since just after his gutsy 2008 US Open win settled forever the question of whether a golfer could be called an “athlete,” writes Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post, and his return should remind us “that extraordinary feats can, indeed, be accomplished.”

With two masterful holes Wednesday in Arizona, Woods announced that he was back, and Robinson was cheering. “It's easy to look at the latest unemployment figures and feel depressed, easy to behold the wreckage of the financial system and feel overwhelmed. It's easy to feel lost and powerless,” Robinson writes. “We could use a reason to believe in miracles.”