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Watch the videos below, from the organisers of The Open, to see clips of previous Open champions.

Guide to the 64th Masters

Includes Card of the Course, Tee-Off Times and Odds

Golf: A nerve-racking 1999 - the year the action went down to the wire: Van de Velde farce ends in pathos

The Open at Carnoustie Jean Van de Velde v Paul Lawrie

Under their spell: The greatest influences of our sporting lives

On the day the BBC unveil their viewers' Sports Personality of the Century, Independent on Sunday writers choose the icons from their past whose exploits made a lasting impression

Golf: Davies regains putting touch to win with Daly

LAURA DAVIES sank a 35-foot birdie putt as she and John Daly collected a cheque for $440,000 (pounds 282,000) for beating Pak Se-ri and Paul Azinger on the third play-off hole of the JC Penney Classic at Palm Harbour, Florida, on Sunday.

Golf: Americans in single-minded fightback

RYDER CUP Europe's players struggle to hold a late charge by US team apparently emboldened by shirts depicting past heroes

Golf: RYDER CUP: Four classics that aroused America

The drama of recent contests finally forced the US public to appreciate fully golf's collision of continents. By Andy Farrell in Brookline

Golf: Ryder Cup - The European Team


Golf: The prodigy and the patriot

Talismen of the tee: El Nino a breath of fresh air for Europe as Stewart raises a storm for the US; Surge of the sublime Sergio; Tim Glover says Seve's heir will have to grow up quickly next week

Golf: Putting glory on the line in Brookline


Golf: Fears over Olazabal

AT ONE point yesterday the storm clouds heading for the European Tour were said to be so severe that the final round of the Lancome Trophy in Paris would have to be abandoned. At the time of writing, this looks unduly pessimistic. But whatever happens, Mark James is adamant it will have no bearing on the Ryder Cup in Boston.

Golf: Montgomerie in comfort zone as Olazabal closes in

JOSE MARIA OLAZABAL proved earlier this year that he is capable of dramatic swings in form, confidence and humour. On the Friday night of the week before the US Masters, just after missing the cut in the BellSouth Classic, depressed was the only word to describe the Spaniard's outlook. Exactly a week later he was the half-way leader at Augusta and was soon to don a second Green Jacket.

Golf: Monty nears heaven's gate

BETWEEN THEM, Lee Westwood and Colin Montgomerie have won the last five tournaments they have played in Europe and, though the streak looks like continuing at the Victor Chandler British Masters today, it is the Scot who should be victorious at Woburn.

Golf: Westwood's three-in-a-row

Golf: Europe's No 1 spot is still undecided after Bjorn is pipped by battling Briton

Golf: Bjorn's return to form too late

THOMAS BJORN and Darren Clarke both had reasons to moan despite their contrasting fortunes on the second day of the European Masters.
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The Tesco Hudl2: An exceptional Android tablet that's powerful, well-built and outstanding value

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Sarah Silverman (middle) with sister Reform Rabbi Susan Silverman (right) and sister actress Laura Silverman (left) at Jerusalem's Western Wall for feminist Hanuka candle-lighting ceremony
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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
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Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
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Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas