The grand stage of golf's greatest tournaments can serve as a double-edged sword for competitors in search of a title. Glory is within reach for each member of the field Thursdays at the Open Championship, but Sunday afternoons present the opportunity for dramatic pitfalls and colossal collapses.
British Open action has broken the hearts of plenty of players during its nearly century-and-a-half of existence. Many men spent the remainders of their careers lamenting about failures on the final stretch toward Open Championship triumph.
Here's a look back at some of the most memorable collapses in the tournament's lengthy history. These gut-wrenching moments are enough to make any golf fan grimace.