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(From New Straits Times (Malaysia))
ONE glorious golf shot will forever link Corey Pavin with Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. His near-perfect four-wood from 228 yards at No. 18 clinched the 1995 US Open, stopping five feet from the flag. As the gallery roared, Pavin sprinted down the fairway to get a better look. It was a moment that instantly became part of golf history.
Deep down, maybe Pavin knew it would be almost impossible to top that moment. How else to explain his downward spiral? Once a world-class player ranked among the top 10 in the world, Pavin has not won a tournament on the PGA Tour since 1996, and he has not finished among the top 100 on the Tour's money list since 1999. Many have theorised that he simply cannot keep up with today's longer hitters, or that personal issues, like a divorce and a remarriage, have made golf less important to him.
Nine years after capturing his only major, the …