The Open Podcasts

The Open

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.

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This week, we revisit a tribute to Peter Alliss, one year on from his passing. With words from Jim Nantz, Andrew Cotter, Hazel Irvine and Ewen Murray, we celebrate the life of 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 only Peter Alliss.

Nov 30

44 min 10 sec

Some players have seemed destined to win The Open as they emerged onto the golfing scene. And many, including Tiger Woods, Seve Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, did so early in their careers.Darren Clarke, one of the most talented prospects in Irish golfing history, appeared to be another of those players. But into his 40s, he had yet to claim the title, and his chances to do so were running out. That was until a fairy-tale victory in 2011 warmed the hearts of the golfing world, and completed Clarke's lifelong goal.With narration from Shane O'Donoghue, commentary and audio from The Open across three decades, and the words of Clarke himself, immerse yourself in this original documentary from The Open, and enjoy the astonishing story of one of Northern Ireland's favourite sons.

Nov 23

1 hr 6 min

Relive one of the most dramatic finishes to an Open Championship in modern times, where The 141st Open at Royal Lytham and St Annes was decided over the final four holes.The Story of 2012 tells the tale of not only Ernie Els' storybook triumph in golf's original major, for the second time, but also the agonising defeat of Adam Scott at Royal Lytham.With narration from Ewan Porter, and words from Els, Scott and their respective caddies Ricci Roberts and Stevie Williams, as well as from Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker and others,  immerse yourself in this Original Audio Documentary from The Open.This episode has been a co-production from The R&A and IMG. Be sure to subscribe to The Open Podcasts for free on your preferred podcast platform to never miss an episode.

Nov 16

47 min 30 sec

This week's edition of Tales of The Open focuses on Paul Dunne, and the 28-year-old's career to date, including a remarkable performance at The Open in 2015.As an amateur, Dunne captured the imagination of those watching The 144th Open with his stunning golf, and looked to have one of the best chances to win the Claret Jug as an amateur in memory, bidding to become just the fourth ever to do so.With narration from Shane O'Donoghue, commentary and audio from the Championship and the words of Dunne himself, immerse yourself in this original documentary from The Open.

Nov 9

1 hr 3 min

Golf's greatest stories continue on The Open Podcasts, as this week we look at the tale of Brian Watts.A Japan Tour star in the 1990s, Watts' life and career in the game seemed to all build up to the 72nd hole of The 127th Open in 1998. With English heritage and vast experience in windy and difficult conditions, the American came just six inches away from claiming the Claret Jug with one of the best bunker shots in Championship history.With colour commentary and narration from Shane O'Donoghue, enjoy Watt’s remarkable story in this Original Documentary from The Open.

Nov 2

58 min 46 sec

Golf's greatest stories continue on The Open Podcasts, as this week we look at the career of Steve Elkington, one of the finest Australian players in the last 30 years.A major champion at the 1995 US PGA, the man affectionately known as 'Elk' has often played well in The Open, and has some wonderful stories to tell. From a very helpful harbour master, to a play-off filled two weeks at Muirfield in 2002, Elkington has had a fine career in golf, one that so nearly included a Claret Jug.With colour commentary and narration from Shane O'Donoghue, enjoy Steve Elkington's story in this Original Documentary from The Open.  

Oct 26

54 min 57 sec

The Open Podcasts is back! Season 4 of the show begins with the rundown of the most recent and much awaited Open Championship, with The Story of 2021.The Story of 2021 will delve into the action from Royal St George's this past year for The 149th Open, featuring interviews with the likes of Jon Rahm, Louis Oosthuizen, Jordan Spieth, Marcel Siem and the eventual Champion Golfer of the Year, Collin Morikawa.With narration from DJ Spoony, enjoy the wonderful sound of fans and golf again at The Open Championship, with an event that was well and truly worth the wait...This episode has been a co-production from The R&A and IMG. Be sure to subscribe to The Open Podcasts for free on your preferred podcast platform to never miss an episode.

Oct 19

48 min 20 sec

Ahead of Season 4 of The Open Podcasts, we hope you enjoy this bonus episode, utilising archive footage from the 1979, 1984 and 1988 Opens. To celebrate Seve Ballesteros' career, and the launch of the new film SEVE - Artist, Fighter, Legend on Rakuten TV, let us take you back to experience each of the great man’s triumphs in The Open Championship.When Seve first burst onto the scene during the 1976 Open as a 19-year-old, the world of golf knew they were witnessing the emergence of a new star. But who could have predicted the joy that the magical Spaniard would bring to millions around the world, in the years to come.Enjoy Seve's marvellous victories in 1979, 1984 and 1988 here, in this flashback bonus episode.Watch SEVE - Artist, Fighter, Legend -> https://rakuten.tv/uk/movies/seve-artist-fighter-legend 

Oct 15

55 min 1 sec

The Open Podcasts is back! Golf's greatest stories continue to be told right here, with 10 more weeks of the finest documentaries in sport!Every week we'll be telling the most fascinating stories from golf's original major with commentary, drama and plenty of familiar voices. Expect more big names from the world of golf, and even new series of documentaries throughout the season as well as your favourite Tales of The Open and The Story Of episodes! Subscribe now to The Open Podcasts for free to never miss an episode. 

Oct 11

59 sec

The Open Podcasts are back, with episodes brought to you from the grounds of Royal St George's for The 149th Open. On Sunday evening, Di Dougherty was joined by Matt Adams and Paul Eales to talk about a sensational Open and the Champion Golfer of the Year, Collin Morikawa.The trio discuss Morikawa's imperious display in his debut Open appearance, and the ability he showed to close out a major championship. They also discuss Morikawa's ceiling, Spieth's resurgence and another near miss for Louis. What a Championship from The 149th Open, we will see you soon with more episodes from The Open Podcasts, and will see you next year at St Andrews...

Jul 18

42 min 13 sec

The Open Podcasts are back, with episodes brought to you from the grounds of Royal St George's for The 149th Open. On Sunday morning, Di Dougherty was joined by Marcus Buckland and Rhys Davies on the practice ground to have a quick discussion of the day ahead and preview the final round. The trio discuss the hot conditions, Louis Oosthuizen's bid to create all sorts of history, Collin Morikawa's chances and the possibility of a player coming from behind to take the title, including Jordan Spieth and Scottie Scheffler.The final pairing tee off at  2:35pm BST on Sunday 18th July, with Oosthuizen the sole leader in the Championship, one stroke clear of Morikawa in second place. Tune in tonight to see who will be crowned Champion Golfer of the Year in 2021.

Jul 18

21 min 23 sec

The Open Podcasts are back, with episodes brought to you from the grounds of Royal St George's for The 149th Open. Today Di Dougherty, Mike McEwan and Harry Ewing provide coverage from round three The 149th Open, with help from Inci Mehmet out on the course. Sitting at the iconic Starter's Hut at Royal St George's, the trio watch on as the leading groups play the 18th hole, and discuss who of the leading players will come out on top tomorrow.The fourth and final round begins early on Sunday 18th July, with Oosthuizen the sole leader in the Championship, one stroke clear of Morikawa in second place. Tune in tomorrow for our bonus preview episode and final Championship review.

Jul 17

38 min 17 sec

The Open Podcasts are back, with episodes brought to you from the grounds of Royal St George's for The 149th Open. Today Di Dougherty, Andrew Cotter and Rob Lee look back on Round Two of The 149th Open, with help from Inci Mehmet out on the course. Sitting at the iconic Starter's Hut at Royal St George's, the trio discuss Collin Morikawa's sensational early round, Louis Oosthuizen's brilliance before taking the Championship lead, Jordan Spieth's grind, some incredible scores and a record-breaking performance from Matthias Schmid. The third round begins early on Saturday 17th July, with Oosthuizen the sole leader in the Championship, two strokes clear of Morikawa in second place. Tune in tomorrow for our Round Three review.

Jul 16

35 min 23 sec

The Open Podcasts are back, with episodes brought to you from the grounds of Royal St George's for The 149th Open. Today Di Dougherty and Matt Adams look back on Round One of The 149th Open, with help from Inci Mehmet out on the course.Sitting at the iconic Starter's Hut at Royal St George's, where Justin Rose played a shot today, our duo discuss Louis Oosthuizen's brilliance, Jordan Spieth's winning ways, some fabulous morning golf and who will get the best half of the draw. The second round begins on Friday 16th July at 6:35am, with Oosthuizen the sole leader in the Championship. Tune in tomorrow for our Round Two review.

Jul 15

38 min 43 sec

The Open Podcasts are back, with episodes brought to you from the grounds of Royal St George's for The 149th Open. The first of five daily episodes, host Di Dougherty brings you the updates from all the top stories at The Open Championship, joined today for a preview show by Iain Carter and Rob Lee.Standing by the 18th green, our trio discuss The Open's return, the course and all of the top players and stories ahead of the Championship, in this preview show of The 149th Open. The first rounds begins on Thursday 15th July at 6:35am. Tune in tomorrow for our Round one review.

Jul 14

58 min 56 sec

Enjoy this re-published episode from Season 3 of The Open Podcasts, ahead of The 149th Open at Royal St George's!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, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke, this Original Documentary is not to be missed. A fairy tale filled with joy, celebration, drama, and one incredible champion. Listen to The Story of 2019, from The Open Podcasts, today.This episode has been a co-production from The R&A and IMG.

Jul 13

54 min 28 sec

Live from The 149th Open, The Open Podcasts will be bringing you daily episodes from Wednesday to Sunday, with a focus on all the action as The Open returns to Royal St George's.Hosted by Di Dougherty and featuring plenty of special guests, The Open Podcasts will be here for your throughout the Championship for all your podcasting needs!Subscribe now, and stay tuned for an incredible week at golf's original major.

Jul 12

21 sec

In the final episode of Season 3 of The Open Podcasts, we relive one of the most dramatic golfing weeks in Open Championship history, with The Story of 2002.The 131st Open at Muirfield had everything. From anticipation of a third straight major for Tiger Woods, to a biblical storm putting an end to those chances. From a birdie fest in the final round to the first and only ever four-way playoff at The Open. From near disaster for Ernie Els, to elation as he finally claimed the Claret Jug.With narration from Di Dougherty, and contributions from Ernie Els, Ricci Roberts, Thomas Levet, Steve Elkington, Dame Laura Davies and Gary Evans, relive The Story of 2002 in this Original Documentary from The Open.This episode has been a co-production from The R&A and IMG.

May 25

1 hr 1 min

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 David Duval, one of the most dominant figures in modern professional golf, even if just for a handful of years.A world number one during Tiger Woods' dominance at the turn of the millennium, Duval won 11 PGA Tour events in 18 months, and 20 events around the world, before suffering innumerable injuries that ended his competitiveness at 30-years-old. However, a truly brilliant player in his day, Duval was able to capture a very special Championship indeed during his window of success, winning the Claret Jug at The 130th Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes.Through colour commentary, narration from Shane O'Donoghue and Duval's own insight and friendly candour, we relive the career of one of golf's good guys, in this Original Documentary from The Open.  

May 18

1 hr

Perhaps no golfer in history can more legitimately ask the question, 'what if‘, than Mark Roe.One of golf's most colourful and eccentric characters, Roe had a good career on the European Tour, but in 2003, at Roe's favourite event, his time in the spotlight was cut short all too quickly.With narration from Shane O'Donoghue, as well as humility, humour and candour from Roe on one of the most famous rules incidents in golfing history, relive a fascinating career in this edition of Tales of The Open.

May 11

1 hr

Ten years on from Seve Ballesteros' passing, we celebrate the happiest moment in the great Spaniard's sporting life, with The Story of 1984.Seve's incredible victory at St Andrews in The 113th Open, beating five-time Open Champion Tom Watson over the final two holes, became the stuff of legend, and helped immortalise Ballesteros as one of the greatest Open Champions, and one of the most beloved golfers in history.With contributions from Seve himself, speaking in 2005, alongside Tom Watson, Bernhard Langer, Ian Baker-Finch and narrator Sam Torrance, relive The Story of 1984 in this Original Documentary from The Open.This episode has been a co-production from The R&A and IMG.

May 4

46 min 15 sec

One of the finest golfers of the 1980s and 1990s, Greg Norman could reach levels of golf that few others have ever matched.And although Norman suffered many heart-breaking defeats throughout his career, his two Open Championship victories in 1986 and 1993 showcased just how dominant, and how brilliant, the Australian could be in the game of golf.Narrated by Shane O'Donoghue and with input from Norman himself, enjoy this feature-length Original Documentary from The Open.

Apr 27

1 hr 10 min

Ranked 862nd in the world ahead of The 124th Open at St Andrews in 1995, Steven Bottomley produced an incredible performance, as told in this Original Documentary from Season 3 of The Open Podcasts.With 10 missed cuts in his last 13 starts, nobody would have expected Bottomley, a player who attended European Tour Qualifying School eight times in his career, to qualify for The Open, let alone make the cut. What he did after that however, was even more remarkable.With an honest retelling from Bottomley, and narration from Shane O'Donoghue, relive a wonderful underdog story from golf's original major.

Apr 20

48 min 32 sec

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, Stenson and Mickelson will forever be associated with one other, thanks to the magic of The 145th Open at Royal Troon.This episode has been a co-production from The R&A and IMG.

Apr 13

56 min 30 sec

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 relive the wonderful career of one Britain's finest, in this Original Documentary from The Open. 

Apr 6

57 min 12 sec

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 European Tour and Ryder Cup history has certainly had his fair share of incredible moments in golf's original major.Through colour commentary, narration from Shane O'Donoghue and Montgomerie's own insight and stories, we relive the wonderful career of one Britain's finest, in this Original Documentary from The Open.   

Mar 30

1 hr 5 min

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, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Darren Clarke, this Original Documentary is not to be missed.A fairy tale filled with joy, celebration, drama, and one incredible champion. Listen to The Story of 2019, from The Open Podcasts, today.This episode has been a co-production from The R&A and IMG.

Mar 23

53 min 41 sec

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 Open Podcasts for free, or visit our website, to never miss an episode. 

Mar 16

1 min 9 sec

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 only Peter Alliss.

Jan 26

43 min 49 sec

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 man who looked sure to claim the Claret Jug. Narrator Steve Rider takes us back to 1999, as Paul Lawrie's incredible golf on Sunday and a nightmare 18th hole for van de Velde help rank The 128th Open as one of the most shocking, difficult and brilliant Championships ever held.This episode has been a co-production from The R&A and IMG.

Dec 2020

54 min 10 sec

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 incredible shots at Royal Troon in 1997, as well as some touching words, that cemented his place in history. He very nearly won the Claret Jug again for good measure, just two years later in 1999.Narrator Shane O'Donoghue takes us back to the late 1990s, as through colour commentary, narration and Leonard's own insight, we relive the career of a remarkable player in this Original Documentary from The Open. 

Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

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 golfing world.  Narrator Shane O'Donoghue takes us back to Trevino's two Open Championship victories, as we hear from the charismatic Trevino as to why The Open is so special to him in this Original Documentary from The Open. 

Dec 2020

49 min 50 sec

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 documentary. Narrated by Erik Anders Lang, and with the thoughts of Jim Nantz and Sir Michael Bonallack among many others, The Story of 1977 brings back to life one of the greatest Opens in history, 43 years on.This episode has been a co-production from The R&A and IMG.

Nov 2020

47 min 10 sec

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 Championship triumph, as we hear from the 1981 Champion Golfer of The Year as to why The Open is so special to him in this Original Documentary from The Open.

Nov 2020

50 min 22 sec

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 a year. Narrator Shane O'Donoghue guides us through the 137th and 138th Opens, as the inspiring sporting story of Chris Wood's rapid rise came so close to ending in Open Championship glory.

Nov 2020

45 min 4 sec

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 from The R&A and IMG.

Nov 2020

42 min 27 sec

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 through Campbell's remarkable run at The 124th Open at St Andrews, and how a series of astonishing events from that day led to an incredible feat 10 years later.

Oct 2020

53 min 17 sec

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’ perspective, narrator Shane O'Donoghue takes us on a journey through the Englishman's dramatic career in The Open, and how Evans came so close to producing an all-time triumph at The 131st Open Championship at Muirfield.

Oct 2020

59 min 6 sec

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, The Story of 2009 will take you on a journey through all of the twists, turns and drama from one of the greatest Opens in history.This episode has been a co-production from The R&A and IMG.

Oct 2020

54 min 54 sec

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 never miss an episode.  

Oct 2020

3 min 32 sec

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 golf and the concept of The Open For The Ages, which Ewen and Iona commentate on and Sir Nick contends for!If you enjoyed this special episode, subscribe to The Open Podcasts for plenty more podcast content, and tune in to see The Open For The Ages on Sunday 19th July at 11am BST.Visit TheOpen.com for more.This podcast was recorded during lockdown.

Jul 2020

44 min 23 sec

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 Old Course, the beauty of links golf and the concept of The Open For The Ages, including who each member of the panel thinks will win!If you enjoyed this special episode, subscribe to The Open Podcasts for plenty more podcast content, and tune in to see The Open For The Ages on Sunday 19th July at 11am BST.Visit TheOpen.com for more.This podcast was recorded during lockdown.

Jul 2020

1 hr 3 min

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 episode is not to be missed.Visit TheOpen.com/Podcasts for more.This podcast was recorded during lockdown 

Jul 2020

43 min 57 sec

In the ninth episode of The Open Conversation, we continue to tell golf's greatest stories on The Open Podcasts. In this episode, we were joined by one of golf's most popular players and last year's Open Championship runner-up, Tommy Fleetwood.On superb form, Tommy talked about growing up in a golfing mecca, visiting The Open as a young boy and his array of weird and wonderful experiences in golf's original major!Visit TheOpen.com/Podcasts for more.This podcast was recorded during lockdown

Jun 2020

40 min 33 sec

In the eighth episode of The Open Conversation, we continue to tell golf's greatest stories on The Open Podcasts. In this episode, we were joined by back-to-back Open Champion Padraig Harrington to talk about all things golf.We learnt about Padraig's Instagram tips for amateur golfers, his love of Irish golf, his escapades with the Claret Jug and all the emotions he went through in winning The Open in 2007 at Carnoustie and 2008 at Royal Birkdale.Visit TheOpen.com/Podcasts for more.This podcast was recorded during lockdown

Jun 2020

53 min 24 sec

In this episode of The Open Conversation, we continue to tell golf's greatest stories on The Open Podcasts. We were joined by 2018 Champion Golfer of the Year Francesco Molinari to chat about his incredible triumph at Carnoustie.Francesco also told some stories about his brother Edoardo, disclosed what superpower he would have and spoke a little Italian!Visit TheOpen.com/Podcasts for more.This podcast was recorded during lockdown

Jun 2020

34 min 39 sec

In the sixth episode of The Open Conversation, we continue to tell golf's greatest stories on The Open Podcasts. In this episode, we were joined by Bob MacIntyre to chat about his amateur career and his brilliant performance at Royal Portrush.Bob also told some stories about his friend Sean Crocker, a tricky situation involving a yardage book and his first tee nerves in his lone Open Championship to date.Visit TheOpen.com/Podcasts for more.

Jun 2020

40 min 27 sec

In the fifth episode of The Open Conversation, we welcome special guest host Iain Carter from the BBC as we continue to tell golf's greatest stories. Iain is joined by 1989 Champion Golfer of the Year Mark Calcavecchia to reminisce on music, childhood golf and of course the big event at Royal Troon.Visit TheOpen.com/Podcasts for more.

Jun 2020

46 min 21 sec

In the fourth episode of The Open Conversation, we continue to tell golf's greatest stories through The Open Podcasts' newest series. 2013 Silver Medallist Matt Fitzpatrick joined us to talk about what The Open means to him and how he was mistaken for Tiger Woods' ball boy!He also shared some tales from his amateur days, including how his father beat him, playing off a 7 handicap, the week before he qualified for The Open.Visit TheOpen.com/Podcasts for more.

May 2020

49 min 14 sec

In the third episode of The Open Conversation, we continue to tell golf's greatest stories through The Open Podcasts' newest series. 2016 Champion Golfer Henrik Stenson joined us to tell some tales of his Open memories, how an accidental club break was worse than an intentional one and the incredible golf he played at Royal Troon.Visit TheOpen.com/Podcasts for more.

May 2020

54 min 21 sec