Wednesday, July 21, 1999 Published at 08:21 GMT 09:21 UK
Golf's all-time chokers
Jean Van de Velde: Stares defeat in the face
Payne Stewart was four clear in the 1998 US Open when he shot a final round of 74 and lost by a single stroke to finish behind champion Lee Janzen.
Greg Norman - the "White Shark"- led by six strokes coming into the final round, but shot an appalling 78 to put partner Nick Faldo through for a five shot win and the green jacket.
In 1994, Jesper Parnevik came onto the final tee at the Open three shots ahead of his nearest rival Nick Price, but was reportedly unaware of the fact.
Rather than playing cautiously, he went for a birdie and duffed it for a bogey.
Price duly eagled the 17th and parred the last to win.
Unfortunately, Chen took eight shots at the fifth and eventually lost by one to Andy North.
Even the legendary Tom Watson, who was five ahead at the 1978 US PGA, was powerless to stop a spectacular collapse in form.
He thought he had buried his "choker" status by winning the 1975 Open at Carnoustie.
And if there was an award for the all-time choker, then American Arnold Palmer would run Van de Velde very close.
At the 1966 US Open, Palmer was seven clear with nine to play. He was caught by Billy Casper and lost in an 18-hole play-off.