'Stupid' mistake will live in infamy
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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138th OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Stewart Cink might seem the villain after foiling Tom Watson's run at a sixth Claret Jug at the British Open. In time, though, the six-time PGA Tour winner will receive his due. Bob Harig
When: Thursday-Sunday, July 16-19
Where: Turnberry's Ailsa Course, Scotland
Yardage/Par: 7,204 yards; par 70
2009 champion: Stewart Cink