Heartbreak at the U.S. Open is as common as tight fairways, baked-out greens and penal rough. That is to say, pretty darn prevalent.
Indeed, it seems that as long as the USGA's blue-blazered patricians lord over course setup, dreams will continue to be shattered at the annual national contest.
There are three varieties of heartbreak on this list. The first: the bitter, rancorous destruction of one's blood pumper when a golfer's one and only decent shot at winning a U.S. Open goes up in smoke. The second: the pain of a golfer who has captured the Open before narrowly misses doing so again on multiple occasions. Third, and worst of all: the accomplished golfer who has won other majors but can't seem to pass the toughest test in golf.
Grab your tissues and read on.