The heavily favored U.S. Ryder Cup team held a 9-7 lead on Saturday night, then went 4-7-1 in Sunday's singles to lose the Cup by a point.
Scott Hoch had a seven-shot lead with 13 holes to play in the Shell Houston Open but was trailing by the time he reached the 18th tee. After losing to Payne Stewart in a playoff, a despondent Hoch said, "You can print it now: That's why Hoch rhymes with choke."
Mark McCumber could still salvage a winless season by taking the $1 million first prize in the Andersen Consulting World Championship finals, but that won't repair the damage done to his reputation after Greg Norman accused him of cheating in the NEC World Series of Golf.
Lee Trevino took awhile to get over neck surgery but finished with two wins and $943,993. Unable to take a full swing, he started the year by bunting three-irons under the wind at the Tournament of Champions.
Loren Roberts injured his back at the U.S. Open and missed a bunch of the summer, but he opened some eyes during the Ryder Cup, then finished second at the Buick Challenge and third in the Texas Open to qualify for the Tour Championship.
Tom Lehman had to take four weeks off after having cancerous polyps removed from his colon, then came back to win the Colonial National Invitation.
Peter Jacobsen, Bob Tway, Payne Stewart, Mark Calcavecchia and Hal Sutton all jump-started their careers by ending long victory droughts, but no one waited longer than the LPGA's Dale Eggeling, who went from the 1980 Boston Five Classic to the 1995 Oldsmobile Classic without winning.