FILE - This July 1, 2004 file photo shows golfer Dottie Pepper 

FILE - This July 1, 2004 file photo shows golfer Dottie Pepper wiping tears as she announces that she will retire as a player at a news conference during the first round of the U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship at The Orchards in South Hadley, Mass. Pepper learned the art of retirement at an early age. She announced her retirement at the 2004 U.S. Women's Open when she was 38. Her retirement Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, after eight years with NBC Sports was not much different.  (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
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FILE - This July 1, 2004 file photo shows golfer Dottie Pepper wiping tears as she announces that she will retire as a player at a news conference during the first round of the U.S. Womens Open Golf Championship at The Orchards in South Hadley, Mass. Pepper learned the art of retirement at an early age. She announced her retirement at the 2004 U.S. Women's Open when she was 38. Her retirement Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, after eight years with NBC Sports was not much different. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
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