124th U.S. Open

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The Loop

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

June 30, 2015

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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