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Welcome to The Open Podcasts, the home for golf's greatest stories and documentaries from golf's original major. From feature length documentary episodes telling some of the most incredible stories in sport, to relaxed chats with some of golf's biggest stars, there is something for everyone with The Open Podcasts. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode. You can also stay in touch with The Open via our website and social channels, and you can email us at podcasts@theopen.com.

Welcome to The Open Podcasts, the home for golf's greatest stories and documentaries from golf's original major. From feature length documentary episodes telling some of the most incredible stories in sport, to relaxed chats with some of golf's biggest stars, there is something for everyone with The Open Podcasts. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode. You can also stay in touch with The Open via our website and social channels, and you can email us at podcasts@theopen.com.

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Welcome to The Open Podcasts, the home for golf's greatest stories and documentaries from golf's original major. From feature length documentary episodes telling some of the most incredible stories in sport, to relaxed chats with some of golf's biggest stars, there is something for everyone with The Open Podcasts. Be sure to subscribe to never miss an episode. You can also stay in touch with The Open via our website and social channels, and you can email us at podcasts@theopen.com.

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@TheOpen

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English


Episodes

The Story of 2016 - Original Documentary

4/13/2021
After re-living The Duel in The Sun in The Story of 1977, this week on The Open Podcasts is The Story of 2016, a duel between Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson that was arguably just as good, if not better, than that of Nicklaus and Watson. This Original Documentary episode, narrated by Jenni Falconer, features contributions from the Champion Stenson and his sister and father, the runner-up Mickelson and Andrew 'Beef' Johnston. With record breaking figures and a truly awe-inspiring battle,...

Duration:00:56:30

Lee Westwood - Tales of The Open

4/6/2021
Telling some of the greatest stories in golf and in sports with ten new Original Documentaries. This week on The Open Podcasts is the story of Lee Westwood. One of the most consistent players over the last quarter of a century, former world number one Lee Westwood has played in the last 25 Open Championships. On more than one occasion, he has come ever so close to lifting the Claret Jug. Through colour commentary, narration from Shane O'Donoghue and Westwood's own insight and stories, we...

Duration:00:57:12

Colin Montgomerie - Tales of The Open

3/30/2021
Telling some of the greatest stories in golf and in sports with ten new Original Documentaries. This week on The Open Podcasts is the story of Colin Montgomerie, an honorary member of Open venue Royal Troon and one of the home favourites at Open Championships over the past three decades. Arguably the greatest player never to win a major, Monty has had a long and successful career, but could never quite get over the line in The Open Championship. However, one of the finest players in...

Duration:01:05:25

The Story of 2019 - Original Documentary

3/23/2021
The Open Podcasts is back with The Story of 2019, an Original Documentary episode focusing on the momentous occasion that was The 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush. Narrated by actor and Portrush member James Nesbitt, experience the remarkable return of The Open to Northern Ireland all over again. With contributions from the Champion Golfer of the Year in Shane Lowry and runner-up Tommy Fleetwood, as well as a selection of the greatest Irish golfers of modern times in Rory McIlroy,...

Duration:00:53:41

Season 3 Trailer

3/16/2021
Ready for Season 3 of The Open Podcasts? Golf's greatest stories continue, with 10 sporting documentaries coming over the next 10 weeks! Featuring the likes of the late, great Seve Ballesteros, and stars such as Colin Montgomerie, Greg Norman, Shane Lowry, Lee Westwood, Ernie Els, Henrik Stenson and Adam Scott, The Open Podcasts is back! Every week we'll be telling the greatest stories from golf's original major with commentary, drama and plenty of familiar voices. Subscribe now to The...

Duration:00:01:09

Peter Alliss - A Celebration

1/26/2021
With words from Jim Nantz, Andrew Cotter, Hazel Irvine and Ewen Murray, we celebrate the life of the great Peter Alliss in this special bonus episode. Sadly passing away in December 2020 at the age of 89, Alliss transcended generations as a player, commentator, and with his incredible character. One of The Open's most recognisable figures, and one of golf's greatest characters, Alliss' humour, wit and unique style was loved and cherished by millions the world over. In memory of the one and...

Duration:00:43:49

The Story of 1999 - Original Documentary

12/15/2020
In the final episode of Season 2 on The Open Podcasts, we relive one of the most dramatic sporting events in history, and an unforgettable Open Championship. This week is The Story of 1999, an Original Documentary episode from The Open focusing on The 128th Open Championship at the turn of the century, won by Scottish hero Paul Lawrie at Carnoustie. The story is told through the perspectives of the major characters of the drama, including Lawrie, Justin Leonard and Jean van de Velde, the...

Duration:00:54:09

Justin Leonard - Tales of The Open

12/8/2020
Telling some of the greatest stories in golf and in sports with ten new Original Documentaries. This week on The Open Podcasts is the story of the Champion Golfer of 1997, and one of the finest players of Open Championships in the past 30 years, Justin Leonard. Leonard knows what it is like to win The Open, and to lose The Open, and in this edition of Tales of The Open, the American shares those stories in dramatic fashion. A man who has achieved so much in the game, Leonard delivered some...

Duration:01:01:19

Lee Trevino - Tales of The Open

12/1/2020
Telling some of the greatest stories in golf and in sports with ten new Original Documentaries. This week on The Open Podcasts is the story of two-time Champion Golfer, and one of the most popular players in golfing history, Lee Trevino. The Merry Mex, as he became known, is one of golf's greatest talents. From a remarkable upbringing to six major championship titles, it is perhaps Trevino's unique personality and character, as well as his exceptional talent, that endeared him to the...

Duration:00:49:50

The Story of 1977 - Original Documentary

11/24/2020
The Open has had many great moments, great contests and great battles, but arguably the finest of all, and one of the finest duels in golf and in sport, came in 1977. This week on The Open Podcasts is The Story of 1977, an Original Documentary episode focusing on Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus' Duel in The Sun in The 106th Open Championship at Turnberry. Told through the perspectives of Watson and Nicklaus, relive The Duel in The Sun and the drama that came with it in this special...

Duration:00:47:10

Bill Rogers - Tales of The Open

11/17/2020
Telling some of the greatest stories in golf and in sports with ten new Original Documentaries. This week on The Open Podcasts is the story of 1981 Champion Golfer Bill Rogers, in the fourth edition of Tales of The Open. A proud Open Champion who took home the Claret Jug at Royal St George's during an iconic season in 1981, Bill Rogers' story and the friendships he made in professional golf are both unique and inspiring to this day. Narrator Shane O'Donoghue takes us back to Rogers' Open...

Duration:00:50:22

Chris Wood - Tales of The Open

11/10/2020
Telling some of the greatest stories in golf and in sports with ten new Original Documentaries. This week on The Open Podcasts is the story of Chris Wood, in the latest episode of Tales of The Open. In 2008 and 2009, Chris Wood took the golfing world by storm, going from an unheralded amateur to competing for golf's original major twice before the age of 22. Having played in the Ryder Cup since, Wood has never held the Claret Jug, as the first time he does he wants to be able to keep it for...

Duration:00:45:04

The Story of 2007 - Original Documentary

11/3/2020
This week on The Open Podcasts is The Story of 2007, an Original Documentary episode focusing on Padraig Harrington, Sergio Garcia and the dramatic finish of The 136th Open Championship at Carnoustie. Told through the perspectives of Harrington and Garcia, as well as journalists, caddies, commentators and many others, The Story of 2007 will cover all the ups, downs, thrills and spills from one of the most memorable tussles in Open Championship history. This episode has been a co-production...

Duration:00:42:26

Michael Campbell - Tales of The Open

10/27/2020
Telling some of the greatest stories in golf and in sports with ten new Original Documentaries. This week on The Open Podcasts is the inspiring story of Michael Campbell, in the second episode of Tales of The Open. An amazing character who has blazed a trail for New Zealand and for the Maori community, Michael Campbell came so close to winning an Open Championship, and cultivated a wonderful relationship with the home of golf in St Andrews. Narrator Shane O'Donoghue takes us on a journey...

Duration:00:53:17

Gary Evans - Tales of The Open

10/20/2020
Telling some of the greatest stories in golf and in sports with ten new Original Documentaries. This week on The Open Podcasts is the remarkable story of Gary Evans, in the first edition of Tales of The Open. A player with immense talent, Evans never won a professional tournament on the European Tour. Despite this, he is responsible for one of golf's greatest rollercoaster rides, and one of the most incredible rounds in the history of major championship golf. Told through Evans’...

Duration:00:59:06

The Story of 2009 - Original Documentary

10/13/2020
The Open Podcasts are back with the first of 10 new golf documentaries, telling some of the greatest stories in golf and in sports. This week is The Story of 2009, an Original Documentary episode focusing on Stewart Cink, Tom Watson and the incredibly exciting and dramatic events of The 138th Open Championship at Turnberry. Told through the perspectives of Cink, Watson, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Westwood, Ross Fisher and many others, alongside narration from presenter of BBC golf Hazel Irvine,...

Duration:00:54:54

Season 2 Trailer - Coming October 13th

10/6/2020
The Open Podcasts are back, telling golf's greatest stories with 10 documentary episodes over the next 10 weeks! From Jack Nicklaus to Tom Watson, Lee Westwood to Lee Trevino, Padraig Harrington to Paul Lawrie and Chris Wood to Michael Campbell, every week we'll be telling the greatest stories from golf's original major with commentary, drama and plenty of familiar voices. Ten sports documentaries over the next 10 weeks. Subscribe now to The Open Podcasts for free, or visit our website, to...

Duration:00:03:32

Sir Nick Faldo, Ewen Murray - The Open For The Ages Round Table

7/18/2020
On the second of two special bonus episodes of The Open Podcasts, Sir Nick Faldo, Ewen Murray and Iona Stephen got together for an informal chat about St Andrews and The Open For The Ages. To celebrate The Open For The Ages this week, with the final round broadcast going live on Sunday 19th July at 11am BST, the panel spoke about all the incredible players and Championships at St Andrews they have been a part of, as well as detailed conversation about The Old Course, the beauty of links...

Duration:00:44:23

Watson, Harrington, Soly, Carter - The Open For The Ages Round Table

7/17/2020
On this very special, not to be missed bonus episode of The Open Podcasts, Tom Watson, Padraig Harrington, Iain Carter and Soly of No Laying Up got together for an informal chat about St Andrews and The Open For The Ages. To celebrate The Open For The Ages this week, with the final round broadcast going live on Sunday 19th July at 11am BST, the panel spoke about all the incredible players and Championships both Padraig and Tom have been a part of, as well as detailed conversation about The...

Duration:01:03:28

Tom Watson - The Open Conversation

7/9/2020
In this very special episode of The Open Conversation, and the last installment in Series 1, guest host Iain Carter was joined by one of The Open's greatest ever players and a true legend of the game, five-time Champion Golfer of the Year Tom Watson. Tom and Iain had a remarkable conversation, with a candid and reflective Tom sharing some fascinating insights and stories that are befitting of his legacy. From the significance of small sprigs of heather, to wider reflections on life, this...

Duration:00:43:57