CARNOUSTIE, Scotland -- Even with its meandering Barry Burn, ravenous pot bunkers and ball-swallowing rough, the 18th hole at Carnoustie needs a makeover. It needs curtains, a marquee and ushers. It's not a golf hole; it's a theater.
Eight years after Jean Van de Velde took off his shoes and waded unforgettably into the Barry Burn on his way to an unthinkable triple-bogey, the hole called "Home" staged a fiendish twist in the plot yesterday.
It had this 35-year-old Irishman, Padraig Harrington, dunking two balls into the creek to blow a one-shot lead so graphically that even Harrington's wife thought of Van de Velde.
But then, for variety, in an uncanny...