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The Shark was the one always being bitten at Augusta.
Greg Norman was tied for the lead on the 72nd hole at the 1986 Masters before fanning a four-iron far to the right and losing the tournament with a closing bogey.
A year later, Norman's birdie putt on 18 to win shaved the edge of the cup, and if that wasn't enough heartbreak, in the ensuing playoff, a relatively unknown Larry Mize holed a 140-foot pitch to sink Norman's chances.
And in 1989, heading to the 72nd hole tied for the lead after birdies on six of his previous nine holes, Norman finally looked poised to win. A bogey derailed his hopes, though, as he finished one shot out of a playoff.
Hardened by all of those failures, Greg Norman looked ready to finally win that elusive Green Jacket in 1996.
A course-record-tying 63 in the first round got him ahead early, and by the time the sun set on Saturday evening Norman enjoyed a six-shot advantage over the field.
Even for a man whose career had been known for collapses and hard luck, Norman was certain to win his first Masters the next day.
Only, he wasn't.
Again, Norman would be slighted on Masters Sunday.
The 41-year-old actually didn't budge much early—his lead had dwindled but was still a healthy four with 11 holes to play.
The middle of the round was where Norman slipped up big time.
Pursuer Nick Faldo birdied 8, and Norman proceeded to bogey holes 9, 10 and 11. When Norman dunked his ball in the water on 12 en route a double bogey, Faldo had suddenly jumped two shots ahead.
Norman stayed in it with two birdies over his next three holes, but with another water ball (and double bogey) at 16, his chances had ended.
It was a devastating defeat and a massive train wreck, considering this was Norman's best chance to break his Masters curse.
An Aussie still hasn't won a Masters to this day. That could've changed in 1996, but one of the sport's greatest disasters made sure it wouldn't.