Biggest chokes of last 25 years

1. Jean Van de Velde, 1999 British Open: Three-stroke lead with one hole to play. Couldn't ask for anything better, right? The engraver of the Claret Jug certainly thought so, which is why Van de Velde's name was engraved on the winner's trophy, only to have to be scratched out after he made triple-bogey on 18, then promptly lost to Paul Lawrie in a playoff.

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New Zealand held an 8-1 lead over the USA in the America's Cup, only to watch the Americans win eight straight races to claim the Cup. With a championship on the line, what are the biggest chokes in sports over the last 25 years?
Jay Hart

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