Masters 2012: Rory McIlroy and the Biggest Meltdowns in Golf History

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Masters 2012: Rory McIlroy and the Biggest Meltdowns in Golf History
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As much as everyone loves to see an incredible triumph, there is something about an epic collapse that is just as intriguing. That can be said for any sport, but it is especially true in golf.

Perhaps it's because it's an individual sport where the players have nobody to rely on but themselves, but when a golfer blows it on the big stage, it is painful and captivating all at once. There have been plenty of choke jobs at major championships in the history of golf, and with the Masters being played this week, we could soon see another.

Last year it was rising star Rory McIlroy who succumbed to failure with the eyes of the world on him at the Masters. He will have a chance to atone for that meltdown on Sunday, as he is very much in the hunt once again in the 2012 edition.

Choking on golf's biggest stage in consecutive years would be a tough pill to swallow, but it isn't outside the realm of possibility. Although it may not be the same magnitude of what happened to McIlroy last year or others in the past, there is a good chance that someone will buckle under the pressure this weekend.

Perhaps they will join this list of the biggest meltdowns in golf history.

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