1. Nick Faldo
Being a professional golfer must be an odd thing; like living your entire life in a members’ club with a ‘no jeans or trainers’ policy and only ever talking to someone wearing a bib with your name on it. Such isolation and idolisation may have affected Faldo’s mind, making him notoriously cock-sure on the golf circuit. And when he did try to cultivate a jollier personality, it backfired horrifically. After clinching the 1992 Open, he thanked the media “from the heart of my bottom”, then crooned My Way to a cringing crowd.