'Stupid' mistake will live in infamy

Originally Published: July 8, 2009
By Bob Harig | ESPN.com

The letter found its way to the proper place despite its lack of sufficient identification. Attached to the envelope was a cut-out picture of a golfer standing in the Barry Burn at Carnoustie, with the words "Jean Van de Velde, Southwest France," on it and with an arrow pointing to the photo: "That's him."

The story seems too good to be true, but 10 years later, Van de Velde confirms its authenticity.

"It came without anything but a stamp," the French golfer ...

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