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Joe Phengsavath, above left, turned pro in his 20s but got his amateur status back eight months ago, seeking it in part because of injuries suffered after getting hit by a car while riding a bike. Phengsavath, inset, is now 42. Anna Umemura Murata, who turned pro after graduating from Tennessee, lost her spirit for the game when her father died after a fall in 2004. Murata, inset, is now 38.