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Looking back at Van de Velde's gaffe

Originally Published: July 17, 2007
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All he needed was a 6. One lousy double-bogey and Jean Van de Velde would be known for all time as a British Open champion. Instead, he made triple, finished in a three-way tie for first place and lost to Paul Lawrie in the ensuing playoff.

That is what happened in 1999, the last time the Open was held at Carnoustie. Just how bad was that blunder? And how will the course play this time around? Our experts tee off in Fact or Fiction.

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