The Top 10 Major Collapses

1966 U.S. Open ChampionshipAS NIGHT FOLLOWS day so every April the television brings us Peter Alliss, with his mellifluously smug tones. This can only mean one thing: the US Masters is underway as the professional golf circuit cranks up a notch or five with the first of the four classic ‘Major’ tournaments.

To celebrate this opening starburst in golf’s firmament we thought that it would be rather fun to take a look at those men who, over the years, have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. With a major trophy and a fortune within sniffing distance they have stumbled as the tension and their opponents got into those precious five inches between their ears. We have all missed pressure putts or hit dire shots when in a position to win a match or a competition, but nothing, ever quite as knee tremblingly, brain mashingly awful as this: Continue reading