VideoJune 30, 2015

This collection of highlights from each of the past 100 Open Championships is the ultimate time suck

The Open Championship returns to St. Andrews in a couple weeks, but that doesn't mean you have to wait to watch action from golf's most historic event.

The tournament uploaded quick highlight videos of every Open since 1914 to YouTube last fall -- although judging by the low number of views each has gotten, most people haven't discovered this treasure trove of clips yet. And that's a shame because they're awesome.

Here are 10 of our favorites. If you're at work, good luck getting anything done the rest of the day.

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We'll start with the 1914 tournament. Harry Vardon won that year for a record sixth time. Impressive. Also impressive is the fact, he did it while basically wearing a suit (OK, so everyone at Prestwick that year wore a suit) and that this was already the 54th Open.

Then there's Bobby Jones winning the 1927 Open at St. Andrews. Not the best collection of highlights, but how about that big band music?!

Jump ahead to 1953 and a video called Hogan's "Open." Not sure why it's not called "Hogan's Open," but either way, this was the one year Ben Hogan played in the British Open and he won. Unfortunately, there's just highlights of him smoking a couple drives and stroking a disappointing birdie effort on Carnoustie's 18th hole before making his par putt for a final-round 68 and a four-shot win.

Nine years later, Arnold Palmer captured his second straight claret jug by winning at Troon. What a smooth operator.

Dustin Johnson's three-putt gave golf's most recent major a stunning finish, but he's not the first golfer to miss a short putt in a big spot. Check out what happened at the end of the 1970 Open between Doug Sanders and Jack Nicklaus. Unless you're Doug Sanders. Then you definitely shouldn't watch this one.

What happened at Turnberry in 1977? Oh, just "The Duel In The Sun" between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus. Nicklaus shot rounds of 65 and 66 on the weekend, but was clipped by Watson's pair of 65s. The final three holes provided one of the most exciting finishes to a golf tournament you'll ever see.

Seve Ballesteros. St. Andrews. 1984. What a putt on No. 18 and what a reaction.

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St. Andrews was the site of another incredible putt in 1995 when Constantino Rocca holed out from the Valley of Sin for par (after chunking a chip shot) to get into a playoff. Of course, John Daly -- and his mullet -- emerged victorious.

There shouldn't have been a playoff at Carnoustie in 1999, but, well, Jean van de Velde happened. . .

And remember when Tiger Woods was good? He destroyed the Old Course and the field in 2000.

We could go on and on, but you get the point. Tom Watson's close call at 59 in 2009. Rory McIlroy's wire-to-wire win in 2014. A century's worth of highlights makes for a lot of great videos.

You probably can't watch them all, but. . . eh, you probably could watch them all. They're pretty short, and what else are you going to do for the next couple of weeks?

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