Greg Norman and the 10 Most Notorious Chokers in Golf History

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Greg Norman and the 10 Most Notorious Chokers in Golf History
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Choking in some form is a huge part of golf. Actually, it's a huge part of any sport, but for now, let's stick to golf.

With very few exceptions, any tournament will be won with someone failing to do something that they should have done. That is generally coupled with the winner doing something not expected of him.

Sure, those are chokes, but they don't stand out.

What we're looking for are people whose name has become nearly synonymous with choking.

In some cases, that may come in the form of one bad round, one bad hole or one bad shot. In other cases, it's a career of choking that gets remembered.

One thing to note is that with some partial exceptions, the stories of these careers have largely been written.

At some point we may look back at the recent major failures of Dustin Johnson or Rory McIlroy, but they are just too early in their careers for that type of label.

Also, golfers like Sam Snead, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and other greats have had some monumental chokes. But in the case of all of those golfers, their failures are far from the first things that we think about from their careers.

Actually, only one golfer on this list has had anywhere near the kind of career that those legends enjoyed, and that gives us a great starting place.

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