Luke Donald and Lee Westwood's hopes of winning a first major title again came up short in the final rund of the USPGA Championship in Atlanta on Sunday.
World number one Donald, so annoyed at himself for double-bogeying the last hole of his third round and falling six behind, had moved to just three back after playing his first 12 holes in four under.
But he went in the water on the short 15th - start of the fearsome closing stretch at the Athletic Club - and bogeyed the last as well for a 68 that wasn't enough.
World number two Westwood also finished three under par and also bogeyed the last - his only dropped stroke of a day when he once more could not get the putts to drop.
Westwood, playing his 55th major, said: "I played lovely again today. It's just one of those things.
"I felt like I stroked it a little bit better, but, having said that, I missed twice inside six feet in the first five holes.
"When you're looking to get off to a quick start that is not ideal. Then it was in the water at six and I made a nice 10-footer there for par.
"I didn't really hole that much, apart from 10 feet on 10.
"I have enjoyed playing great for a long time now, but unfortunately when I turn up to majors and I don't win it's a disappointing week for everybody it seems - and obviously for me."
Donald commented: "It was a missed opportunity again. At the beginning of the day I thought if I could get to six or seven under I might have a chance.
"But the guys out front really made it tough - they are playing well - and I thought I had to press a little bit hard and take on some pins on those last few holes.
"Obviously I hit a poor shot on 15. I just didn't strike it well enough."