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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Golf's Most Memorable Meltdowns

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At the 1999 British Open, the Frenchman entered the final hole at Carnoustie with a three-shot advantage but he suffered the most dramatic collapse in the history of golf. Needing a double-bogey to secure a win. Van de Velde completely abandoned reason and logic as he choose to play aggressively and ended up in the deep rough. From there, he eventually had to take a drop and ultimately triple-bogeyed.He did enter a play-off with Scotland’s Paul Lawrie and Justin Leonard but never recovered from his meltdwon and Lawrie went on to win. (PA/PA)
At the 1999 British Open, the Frenchman entered the final hole at Carnoustie with a three-shot advantage but he suffered the most dramatic collapse in the history of golf. Needing a double-bogey to secure a win. Van de Velde completely abandoned reason and logic as he choose to play aggressively and ended up in the deep rough. From there, he eventually had to take a drop and ultimately triple-bogeyed.He did enter a play-off with Scotland’s Paul Lawrie and Justin Leonard but never recovered from his meltdwon and Lawrie went on to win. (PA/PA)

Rory McIlroy is not the first - and certainly won't be the last - golfer to have a very public 'moment' on the greens. Here are some of the most famous instances when golfers have buckled under the pressure.

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