EVENT: 1999 Open Championship at Carnoustie
DATE: 
7/18/1999
COMPLEX SAYS: 
In all golf circles, this failure of epic proportions beats the rest. Jean Van de Velde had the tournament in the bag with a three-stoke, needing only a double-bogey on the 18th hole to secure his victory. Then dude just said : "Fuck it, I wanna play pinball." He shot a triple-bogey which sent him into a three-way playoff that was eventually won by Paul Lawrie. The most tragic part about this was the SMH-look on his face while standing ankle deep in water.