5 Worst Goofs in Golf

Ed Schmidt covers quirky stuff and golf travel for Partner Advice.

Signing for the wrong score, grounding your club in a bunker, making a snowman (8) on a par 4 ... we've all had our foibles playing golf. The big difference, however, is our goofs don't cost us a major, a boatload of money or televised embarrassment.

Check out these five epic goofs:

1. I coulda won a Masters. In the final round of the 1968 Masters, Roberto DeVicenzo signed for the wrong score and missed a playoff leading to his famous remark: "What a stupid I am to be wrong here."

2. Too much French pastry. The funky Frenchman Jean van de Velde only needed a double bogey 6 on the final hole to win the 1999 British Open. Following numerous knucklehead shots, he got a 7.

3. Hey caddie, is this really a bunker? In the 2010 PGA Championship, Dustin Johnson grounded his club in what was deemed to be bunker (a two-stroke penalty), thus missing a playoff.

4. I can beat these guys. Kevin Na carded a 16 on the par-4 ninth at the 2011 Valero Texas Open. It took John Daly 18 strokes to finish the par-5 sixth hole at Bay Hill in 1998.


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