When Bad Things Happen to Good Golfers

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Rory McIlroy- Can't a guy get some sleep without winding up on social media? That might have been what Rory McIlroy thought after girlfriend and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki tweeted this photo of the slumbering Northern Irishman. The two reportedly broke up after the photo was posted, then got back together and were engaged on New Year's Eve. That lasted until May, when Rory called off the wedding after invitationals had been sent out.
2 of 16 Jules Alexander
Greg Norman- What could go wrong when you get together a a group of (somewhat) fit, successful athletes, and have them pose for the camera? Plenty, as shown in this PGA promotional photo of (from left) Rex Caldwell, Payne Stewart, Keith Fergus, Greg Norman and Peter Jacobsen. "We Aussies dress that way," Norman said of this photo. "Very...natural. I was already used to it."
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Tiger Woods- We're not quite sure what Tiger was thinking when he showed up blonde on the sidelines for the 2001 Orange Bowl in Miami. Maybe he lost a bet? Tiger and Alex Rodriguez (background) watched Oklahoma defeat Florida State, 13-2.
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Woody Austin- Good guy Woody Austin couldn't have known the infamy which awaited him when he waded into the water to play his second shot on the 14th hole at The Royal Montreal Golf Club during the 2007 Presidents Cup. Austin and fellow Team USA member David Toms were taking on Trevor Immelman and Rory Sabbatini in a second-round match. Toms was already in the water and it was up to Austin, who took a mighty rip at the submerged ball and …
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... proved the adage that no good deed goes unpunished as began to lose his balance ...
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... and landed face first in the water, his ball still submerged. "You couldn't see who it was because his head was underwater," Steve Stricker said. "But you figured it had to be Woody." Austin rallied after the fall, birdieing 16, 17 and 18 to help the USA halve the match.
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Woody Austin- Woody Austin showed he was capable of laughing at himself when he showed up with a mask on the 14th hole two days later.
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Chi Chi Rodriguez- Known as one of the game's ambassadors and one of its best trick-shot artists, Chi Chi Rodriguez spent a day being known instead as the guy who got hit by one of his shots. Making a guest appearance on the Golf Channel's "Big Break," Rodriguez fired a low shot to try and break a pane of glass. The shot ricocheted back and hit Chi Chi in the, well, cha-chas.
9 of 16 Tony Roberts
Tom Kite- Known as one of the most consistent players on Tour. Once known as the best player who had not won a Major. 1992 U.S. Open Champion, World Golf Hall of Fame Member, and.... diaper wearer? We're not sure what to call the triangle-shaped shorts Tom Kite is wearing in this 1984 photo from a sports medicine lab in Los Angeles. Trants? Trorts?
10 of 16 Jacqueline Duvoisin
TC Chen- The 1985 U.S. Open at Oakland Hills seemed to be Chen's for the taking when he found himself in the rough at the fifth hole on Sunday. That's where he hit his infamous double chip, which led to an eight on the hole. Chen's four-shot lead disappeared to eventual champion Andy North.
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Roberto De Vicenzo- Sorry, Roberto. We can't leave you off the list. It's been almost 45 years, but the scorecard-related gaffe that kept the Argentinian out of a playoff at the 1968 Masters will forever live in golf infamy. De Vicenzo signed an incorrect scorecard would showed a higher score than he actually made on No. 17. He had to accept the higher score and the resulting 66 (instead of 65) kept him out of a playoff with Bob Goalby. That's Goalby at right, uh, enjoying his Masters victory.
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Kevin Na- That's Na leaving the scoring trailer after making a PGA Tour record 16 on the par 4 ninth hole at the 2011 Valero Texas Open. Na hit his drive badly off line and found himself deep in the Texas brush. He tried to extract himself from trouble, and tried again, and again, and again, and again. You get the idea. He still finished with an 80. Not bad for a guy who made a 16.
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Kevin Na returned to the scene of the crime the next year to tape a Golf Channel segment. He re-played the hole using only a 6-iron and carded a 5.
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Jim Furyk- Furyk makes our list for missing his pro-am tee time at the 2010 Barclays. You can't blame him too much, though. He set the alarm on his cell phone but the device ran out of battery power overnight and failed to wake him up in time. He rushed to the Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey, but arrived too late for the shotgun start and was subsequently disqualified from the rest of the tournament. Furyk enjoyed the last laugh, rebounding to win the season-ending Tour Championship (and $1.35 million) to claim the FedEx Cup and $10 million.
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Ian Woosnam - Ian Woosnam woke up Sunday with a share of the lead at the 2001 Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St. Annes. He had a chance at the title until caddie Miles Byrne told him at the second tee that he was carrying too many clubs. An extra driver added on the practice range equaled 15 sticks in the Welshman's bag. Woosnam took a two-stroke penalty and finished with a 71, four strokes behind champion David Duval's 67.
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Dustin Johnson- Pete Dye's Whistling Straits course in Haven, Wisc., has more than 1,000 bunkers, which is where Dustin Johnson found himself in the final round of the 2010 PGA Championship. A local rule, unknown to Johnson, prevented players from grounding their clubs in all bunkers. Johnson's ball was in an area where fans had been standing for much of the tournament, which further obscured the type of terrain from which he was playing. He grounded his club, played the shot, and ended up missing a put for par that would have put him in a playoff with eventual champion Martin Kaymer and Bubba Watson.