Golfer: Jean van de Velde
Event: 1999 British Open
Poor Jean van de Velde. If this had happened in 2014, van de Velde would've gotten eviscerated by the 24/7 sports news cycle, who love nothing more than a choker. With a three shot lead going into the 18th hole at the Open Championship in Scotland, only a triple-bogey would prevent him from taking the title. Exactly that happened, forcing a playoff that was eventually won by Paul Lawrie. Van de Velde's time spent in the water hazard on 18 put an exclamation point on one of the worst collapses in golf history.