This has to be the most monumental choke-job in Golf’s Major Championship history. All Van de Velde needed was a FUCKING DOUBLE BOGEY on #18 to win the 1999 British Open at Carnoustie. The best part is that he had to make a sand save for Triple just to get into the playoff with Paul Lawrie and Justin Leonard, which was eventually won by Lawrie. This video is kinda hard to watch… SORRY JEAN!
Interesting Fact: Paul Lawrie never led or co-led the golf tournament until regulation play was completed and competitors van de Velde and Leonard fell back to +6 to force the playoff. Lawrie was also 10-shots back going into Sunday’s final round.
A big thanks to gowfhacker for uploading this priceless video.