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Golf Searches for Next Big Thing

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When Tiger Woods took a two-shot lead into the final round of the 2009 PGA Championship, his prosperous golfing kingdom was unthreatened, his standing among fans the world over untainted, his reputation as the most ruthless closer in the annals of the sport unmatched.

Heading into Thursday's start of the 93rd PGA Championship on the Highlands Course at Atlanta Athletic Club, Woods hasn't won anything anywhere in nearly two years — an unimaginable drought considering his past — and golf has no dominant force.

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