Power Ranking the Top 50 Worst Chokes in Sports History

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Power Ranking the Top 50 Worst Chokes in Sports History
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What is a choke?

Like pornography, we know it when we see it.

A choke is being favored going into a championship game and playing flat.  A choke is having a game locked up and giving it away.  A choke is doing something completely boneheaded in the most crucial moment.

In 2011, a choke is going into Sunday at Augusta with a four-stroke lead and then shooting the worst round in history by any professional golfer leading after the third-round of the Masters. Rory McIlroy, whose name was just a little too similar to Roy McAvoy's for the golf gods, did just that when he finished tied for fifth at the Masters.

Let's take a look at the top 50 chokes of all-time.

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