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By Stephanie Wei under PGA Tour

Dustin Johnson walking off No. 18 at Whistling Straits, trying to grasp the WTF situation

As the year ends, we’ll take a look at the highlights and lowlights of 2010. First, we reviewed the best shots. Next, let’s check out the greatest choke jobs of 2010, another category that needs no introduction. The options certainly weren’t lacking this year. But before you dig in, consider the meltdowns that leap to your mind from 2010. If I missed one of your faves, email me. Or just drop it in the comments below. A special thanks to Intern Kevin for his assistance.

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Roland Thatcher: He choked, but he kept his job

Roland Thatcher began the final round of the Children’s Miracle Network Classic with a four-shot advantage. He lost to Robert Garrigus by three shots. On Thatcher’s way to an even-par 72, he threw tantrums at bunkers and more tantrums. With seven holes to play, the pressure caught up to him and he bogeyed three of those. Thatcher even sank a clutch five-footer on 18 to save his tour card. He needed a win or solo-second to finish in the top 125 on the money list. So his thrown-away loss was still in many ways a victory.

Just ask Roland, who comes away with the quote of the week in his post-round comments to the Golf Channel.

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