18th hole: par 4, 487 yards

Published July 19, 1999|Updated Sept. 29, 2005


France's Jean Van de Velde needed only double bogey on No. 18 to win the British Open, but his game unraveled:

1. Sliced a driver off the tee and about 265 yards later it nearly went in the brook on the right.

2. Needed 185 yards to carry the brook as it crossed back in front of the green. Rather than lay up, he attacked it, only to hit to the right again. His shot bounced off the grandstand into thick rough.

3. Wedge in hand, Van de Velde hit a fat shot and it plunged into the brook.

4. Drop.

5. Sticking with his wedge and following a trend, the Frenchman left his shot right and deposited it in a bunker.

6. Wedge onto the green, 8 feet from the pin.

7. Putt good to complete triple bogey.