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My Five: Biggest Ryder Cup Goats

Golf Digest Senior Writer Jaime Diaz's personal ranking of the biggest Ryder Cup goats

Editor's Note: After bogeying his final two holes in his Sunday singles match at Medinah, Jim Furyk is just one member of the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team to deserve consideration on this dubious list. Here are the five players who preceded him.
Costantino Rocca

1. Costantino Rocca

0-2 record at The Belfry, 1993 (U.S. wins 15-13)
Hidden by captain Bernard Gallacher until the Saturday afternoon four-balls, the first Italian ever in the Ryder Cup played Davis Love in the seventh match of the singles. With Europe needing only 2 ½ points in the final six matches to win the cup, Rocca was 1 up on the 17th hole, and had a 20-footer to win his match. Instead, he three-putted to lose the hole, nervously rushing a three-footer. Rocca then drove poorly on the 18th and bogeyed to lose, 1 up. Said one German fan, "Italy cost us two world wars. Now they have cost us the Ryder Cup."
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