The 2012 British Open will be remembered more for who lost it than who won it, and that in no way is to take anything away from the incredible play of Ernie Els. But Adam Scott's collapse will be the story, and people will be... more »
Five years ago to the day Andrés Romero played a major part in one of the most exciting final rounds in Open Championship history. Leading the 2007 tournament by two strokes going down the 71st hole at Carnoustie, he snap-hooked a shot out of bounds to double bogey, then dropped another at the last to finish one shy of a play-off with Sergio García and the eventual winner, Padraig Harrington. It was a sad end to a brave tilt at golf's most prestigious title: the promising 26-year-old had shot a final-day 67, a whirlwind effort featuring 10 birdies, two bogeys, two double bogeys, and only five pars.
Romero looked every inch a future Open champion. As well as finishing a magnificently entertaining third in 2007, he had tied for eighth the previous year in his Open...