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1995 Costantino Rocca holes one of the most improbable putts seen at the 18th on the Old Course at St Andrews in the 1995 Open Championship. Needing a birdie to tie John Daly who was already in the clubhouse, he almost drove the green, coming to rest just short of the Valley of Sin. Failing to follow through with his delicate chip, he fluffed his second, which trickled just a few yards. With Daly hugging his wife assuming he had won, Rocca then holed a putt from around 65 feet and fell to the ground, pounding the turf with his fists. Sadly there was no happy ending, as Rocca lost the subsequent four-hole playoff by 19 shots to Daly's 15, leaving Daly with his second major championship. (Note: the video below begins at the 17th, with Rocca chipping - more successfully - from the road.)

1973 Thomas Brent 'Boo' Weekley is born in Milton, Florida. His nickname was given to him in high school by his baseball team-mates, after Yogi Bear's sidekick Boo Boo.
At the time of writing (June 2013) Boo has three PGA Tour victories to his name, the Verizon Heritage in 2007 and 2008, and the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in 2013. Oddly, both tournaments offer the winner a tartan blazer, an unusual attire for the self-proclaimed 'redneck', who enjoys nothing better than fishing, hunting and staying at home.

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