Golf is a great game, but it's extremely frustrating. For guys like me who golf about twice a year, the best part is the tee shot on a par five.
You get to blast the ball as far as you want with no regard for "touch" or "finesse." That's why it's that much more frustrating when you shank it into the woods or top a ball that ends up three feet in front of you.
That's where the mulligan comes in. It was supposedly invented by some guy named David Mulligan who, after a poor shot in 1920, decided he wanted to tee it up again and re-shoot.
I'm sure the idea existed well before that, but thanks to Dave, now we have a name for it.
Unfortunately there are no mulligans in competitive sports (not even golf), though some athletes wish they could go back and fix their mistakes.
Here are the athletes who, if they had their way, would go back and take a mulligan on their embarrassing moments.