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Jean Van de Velde

Carnoustie Golf Links

Where: Carnoustie, Scotland
Times hosting: 7 (last in 2007)
You know it as: "That place where Jean Van de Velde happened."
Unique feature: Barry Burn, which meanders through the course.
Noteworthy moments: Dubbed "Car-nasty" in 1999 after three players qualified for a playoff at six-over par. Of course, there wouldn't have been any need for extra holes if Van de Velde (left) hadn't made a triple bogey on the 72nd hole. Eight years later, more drama happened on No. 18 when Padraig Harrington found Barry Burn twice and made a double bogey, but still got into a playoff he would win thanks to Sergio Garcia bogeying the same hole.
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