The Top 10 Biggest Sports #Fails of All Time
For athletes on the world stage, nothing is worse than choking under pressure. Here are the 10 most memorable transgressors
- By Jim Morrison
- Smithsonian.com, June 28, 2012
(AP Photo / Dave Martin)
The plot:Going into the final round of the 1996 Masters he led Nick Faldo, his playing partner that day, by six shots. But he had a history: a decade earlier, Norman led all four major tournaments, but won only the 1986 British Open.
The choke:At the ninth hole, Norman's wedge fell short of the hole and rolled back 30 yards. He made bogey and it was all downhill from there. Norman made three consecutive bogeys followed by a double bogey. In 20 minutes and over six holes, Norman had surrendered six shots. He lost by five strokes.
Editor's Note: This entry originally misstated that Norman had won the U.S. Open in 1996, among other successes that year. He has never won the U.S. Open. We regret the error