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Jean Van de Velde in the Burn on the 18th at Carnoustie in 1999.
Frenchman Jean Van de Velde played flawless golf for 71 holes at Carnoustie in the 1999 Open Championship.
He was the leader after 36 holes and his 54 hole aggregate of Even par led the field by five shots heading into the final round.
Standing on the tee at the 18th hole he still had a three-shot lead and simply needed to avoid a triple bogey to win the Claret Jug.
To everyone amazement he chose to hit driver on the last when a simple safe layup would have been the prudent play.
He pushed his drive wide right but avoided the burn.
Again Van de Velde confounded golf fans by attempting to hit to the green rather than just hit a safe layup shot.
His second shot bounced off the grandstands ricocheted off a rock in the Barry Burn and went backwards some 50 yards into knee deep rough.
His was not able to make clean contact on the third shot and his ball finally landed in the Burn.
Van de Velde removed his shoes and socks and waded into the burn to play the shot.
He finally found some common sense and took a unplayable penalty and took a drop.
Now playing five he proceeded to hit his ball into the green-side bunker.
He was able to get his sand shot to within six feet of the hole, make the putt for a seven and force a playoff with Justin Leonard and Paul Lawrie.
Lawrie would go onto win the playoff and Van de Velde was left to trying to explain to the golfing world what he was thinking on the last hole of the 1999 Open Championship.
Jean Van de Velde will be known forever as the man who gave the 1999 Open Championship away.