Though they seem able to get away with just about anything, athletes are not as invincible as they appear.
Take Jim Furyk, for example, who overslept Wednesday when his cell phone lost power overnight and the alarm failed to go off. As a result, he was late for his pro-am tee time in The Barclays, which left PGA tour officials no choice but to disqualify him.
But the golfer is not the first to be late, as the White Rabbit would say, for a very important date. Instead, he joins a long list of athletes who have slept in, gotten stuck in traffic jams, or missed flights. Here are a few of the most embarrassing stories, inspired by the comprehensive list featured in the NY Times today: