Double heartbreak for Aussie golfer

Tim Hart didn't let his crushing defeat get the best of him, instead focusing on the positives of nearly winning on Sunday. Courtesy PGA of Australia

Move over, Jean Van de Velde. There might be a new clubhouse leader for the title of "worst way to lose a golf tournament."

Granted, it wasn't a major championship, but at the Queensland PGA in Australia, Tim Hart needed a par on the final hole to shoot 58 and win by 3 strokes.

Not realizing his place on the leaderboard, Hart played aggressively on his final hole and hit his tee shot left, out of bounds. The Aussie reloaded and drove one into the trees on the right.

It resulted in a triple-bogey for a 61 and tied for the lead at the end of regulation after starting the day 7 shots behind. He later lost in a playoff to Germany's David Klein, but Hart offered some fantastic perspective.

"It's easy to be disappointed, but if someone had said I'd be in a playoff for the title when starting the day 20th, I would have grabbed it," Hart said.

Why did Hart play aggressively? He hadn't seen a leaderboard.

"If I'd known I was 3 or 4 shots in front, maybe the 2-iron comes out," he said.