500 Words on Collapses

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Dustin Johnson looked befuddled by the question. How long did it take him to get over the disappointment? Dude, what disappointment? He played great. Why in the world would he be disappointed? There is something mesmerizing about sports collapse. You have some of the most wonderful athletes in the world — men and women, born with otherworldly talent, who dedicate countless hours and days to perfect their craft. They are ultra successful, heroes of their hometowns, idols of their neighborhoods. Then, in one dark moment, they became known for failure.

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