Sticker Shock: Bad Shots That Cost Some Serious Dough

1 of 5 Robert Beck/SI
The Cost: $747,000 The Victim: Sean O'Hair, 2007 Players Championship The Shot: Down two strokes heading to the island green 17th on Sunday, O'Hair boldly went after the pin only to find the water...twice. The result? A quad-bogey 7 and a drop from 2nd to 11th place. Money Quote: "I'll make plenty of money in my career. I want the crystal."
2 of 5 Heinz Kluetmeier/SI
The Cost: $723,750 The Victim: Phil Mickelson, 2006 U.S. Open The Shot: After struggling with the big stick all week, Lefty decided to pull out his driver yet again on the 18th tee at Winged Foot. Needing only a par to win, Mickelson proceeded to bank his drive off a hospitality tent en route to a double-bogey 6. Money Quote: "I am such an idiot."
3 of 5 Harry How/Getty Images
The Cost:: $443,700 The Victim: Lorena Ochoa, 2005 U.S. Women's Open The Shot: Needing a birdie to win on the 18th hole at Cherry Hills, one of the greatest of all time hit one of the worst shots in the history of pro golf, taking a divot off the tee box before bouncing her drive into the water. Money Quote: "It is hard to realize right now. I just gave it away."
4 of 5 Ben Curtis/AP
The Cost:: $7,500,000-$15,000,000* The Victim: Jean Van de Velde, 1999 British Open The Shot: How do you choose just one? The mad Frenchman made so many bad decisions on 18 at Carnoustie that his name has practically become synonymous with a rare combination of heroic incompetence and old-fashioned bad luck. Money Quote: "I went for it and all the glory. Now I have to pay the price." *Based on one anonymous agent's estimate of the career earnings value of winning a major
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The Cost:: $7,500,000-$15,000,000* The Victim: Scott Hoch, 1989 Masters The Shot: After squandering two earlier chances to finish off Nick Faldo, Hoch had a two-footer to win the green jacket in a sudden-death playoff. The putt never even touched the cup, and Faldo finished off the hapless Hoch on the next hole. Money Quote: "Well, I'm glad I don't carry a gun with me." *Based on one anonymous agent's estimate of the career earnings value of winning a major