8. Harry Bradshaw, 1949 British Open
The Irishman led the Open with a first-round 68 at England’s Royal St. George’s and led off round 2 with four 4s. At the par-4 5th, he sliced his drive into the rough and his ball wound up lodged in a broken beer bottle. Unsure of how to proceed and unwilling to wait for an official, Bradshaw hacked away, shutting his eyes at impact. The ball advanced 25 yards. Clearly unnerved, he made double-bogey, on his way to a 77. He wound up tying Bobby Locke for the title, but lost in the playoff, thanks to a broken beer bottle.