After Tiger's latest setback, it's time for some self-reflection
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Spending 17 years on the LPGA Tour, I played in countless pro-ams, but the one that stands out most was at the 2004 ANA Inspiration -- formerly the Dinah Shore -- a major I already had won twice. With the great fortune of being paired with Michael Chang, who had recently retired from the ATP tour, I asked him when he knew it was time to face what has been termed by some as the "first death of an athlete" -- retirement from competition -- since I had already gone through one shoulder surgery and faced the likelihood of another. His answer came quickly. "When I was spending more time rehabbing than getting better at my game," he said about his sport, his profession and his life, having won 34 top-level professional events and one Grand Slam title. After Tiger Woods?withdrew, citing back spasms, from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, where he opened with a 77, we are getting closer to the time when he will have to make that difficult decision of whether to...
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