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The Open Podcasts

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 or join the conversation at https://www.facebook.com/groups/theopenpodcasts.

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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 or join the conversation at https://www.facebook.com/groups/theopenpodcasts.

Collin Morikawa, Champion Golfer of the Year - The 149th Open Round Four

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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 2021

42mins

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Final Round Preview - The 149th Open Round Four

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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 2021

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Who can take home the Claret Jug? - The 149th Open Round Three

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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 2021

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Classy Collin and Schmid's record - The 149th Open Round Two

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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 2021

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Louis and Jordan on form - The 149th Open Round One

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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 2021

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Who will win The Open? - The 149th Open Preview

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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 2021

58mins

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Revisited - The Story of 2019

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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 2021

54mins

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Trailer - The 149th Open

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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 2021

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The Story of 2002 - Original Documentary

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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 2021

1hr 1min

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David Duval - Tales of The Open

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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 2021

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Mark Roe - Tales of The Open

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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 2021

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The Story of 1984 - Original Documentary

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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 04 2021

46mins

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Greg Norman - Tales of The Open

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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 2021

1hr 10mins

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Steven Bottomley - Tales of The Open

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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 2021

48mins

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The Story of 2016 - Original Documentary

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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 2021

56mins

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Lee Westwood - Tales of The Open

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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 06 2021

57mins

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Colin Montgomerie - Tales of The Open

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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 2021

1hr 5mins

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The Story of 2019 - Original Documentary

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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 2021

53mins

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Season 3 Trailer

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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 2021

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Peter Alliss - A Celebration

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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 2021

43mins

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