64 episodes

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.

The Open Podcasts The Open

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 111 Ratings

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.

    Tom Watson - A Champion's Determination: Part Three

    Tom Watson - A Champion's Determination: Part Three

    Unlike many Open Champions, Tom Watson did not have to wait long to get his hands on the Claret Jug. Also unlike other Champion Golfers, Watson was prolific in golf's original Major to an historic degree, with a large portion of his victories in The Open coming while he still disliked the challenge of links golf.



    One of the most successful golfers in history, and a steely competitor with a tenacious game, Watson accomplished an immense amount on the British Isles in his lifetime. And as the Kansas City native learned to embrace links golf, all while earning a reputation as one of the most gracious and respectful Champions in the game, fans of The Open embraced him in return.



    In this brand new three-part documentary, hear from the legendary Tom Watson, his manager Barry Hyde, his friend and Major Champion John Mahaffey and one of Tom's greatest rivals and inspirations, Jack Nicklaus, in an exploration of what made Watson one of the greatest Open Champions of all time.



    Listen to the third and final edition of this series, only on The Open Podcasts.

    • 49 min
    Tom Watson - A Champion's Determination: Part Two

    Tom Watson - A Champion's Determination: Part Two

    Unlike many Open Champions, Tom Watson did not have to wait long to get his hands on the Claret Jug. Also unlike other Champion Golfers, Watson was prolific in golf's original Major to an historic degree, with a large portion of his victories in The Open coming while he still disliked the challenge of links golf.

    One of the most successful golfers in history, and a steely competitor with a tenacious game, Watson accomplished an immense amount on the British Isles in his lifetime. And as the Kansas City native learned to embrace links golf, all while earning a reputation as one of the most gracious and respectful Champions in the game, fans of The Open embraced him in return.

    In this brand new three-part documentary, hear from the legendary Tom Watson, his manager Barry Hyde, his friend and Major Champion John Mahaffey and one of Tom's greatest rivals and inspirations, Jack Nicklaus, in an exploration of what made Watson one of the greatest Open Champions of all time.

    Listen to the second of three parts here, only on The Open Podcasts.

    • 42 min
    Tom Watson - A Champion's Determination: Part One

    Tom Watson - A Champion's Determination: Part One

    Unlike many Open Champions, Tom Watson did not have to wait long to get his hands on the Claret Jug. Also unlike other Champion Golfers, Watson was prolific in golf's original Major to an historic degree, with a large portion of his victories in The Open coming while he still disliked the challenge of links golf.

    One of the most successful golfers in history, and a steely competitor with a tenacious game, Watson accomplished an immense amount on the British Isles in his lifetime. And as the Kansas City native learned to embrace links golf, all while earning a reputation as one of the most gracious and respectful Champions in the game, fans of The Open embraced him in return.

    In this brand new three-part documentary, hear from the legendary Tom Watson, his manager Barry Hyde, his friend and Major Champion John Mahaffey and one of Tom's greatest rivals and inspirations, Jack Nicklaus, in an exploration of what made Watson one of the greatest Open Champions of all time.

    Listen to the first of three parts here, only on The Open Podcasts.

    • 33 min
    Qualifying for The Open with Peter Finch - Part 3 feat. Steven Bottomley and John Singleton

    Qualifying for The Open with Peter Finch - Part 3 feat. Steven Bottomley and John Singleton

    YouTube star and PGA Professional Peter Finch joins The Open Podcasts for a third and final special episode on Open Qualifying, as he embarks on a journey to discover more about Qualifying and the stories it has to offer, ahead of his own attempt to make it to St Andrews for The 150th Open.

    In Part 3, Pete talks to Steven Bottomley, who featured in Tales of The Open, about his 1995 heroics at St Andrews, as the pair look over some of Steven's shots from the final day. Producer Chris Lewis then catches up later on with John Singleton, a player with one of Open Qualifying's greatest fairytale stories.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Qualifying for The Open with Peter Finch - Part 2

    Qualifying for The Open with Peter Finch - Part 2

    YouTube star and PGA Professional Peter Finch joins The Open Podcasts to continue a special series on Open Qualifying, as he embarks on a journey to discover more about Qualifying and the stories it has to offer, ahead of his own attempt to make it to St Andrews for The 150th Open.

    In Part 2, Pete talks to George Wale and Jonathan Tippetts-Aylmer, two people responsible for the process of Open Qualifying, and finds out how courses become Qualifying venues, what goes on behind the scenes and how Qualifying has changed over the years. Producer Chris Lewis also catches up later on with Alan Gibson, a player who has competed in Regional Qualifying a remarkable 34 times.

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    • 54 min
    Qualifying for The Open with Peter Finch - Part 1 feat. Sam Forgan and James Robinson

    Qualifying for The Open with Peter Finch - Part 1 feat. Sam Forgan and James Robinson

    The Open Podcasts are back with a bang, as YouTube star and PGA Professional Peter Finch joins The Open Podcasts for a special series on Open Qualifying.

    In the first episode of Season 5, building up to The 150th Open, Pete embarks on a journey to discover more about Open Qualifying and the stories it has to offer, as he looks ahead to his own attempt to make it to St Andrews.

    Part 1 sees Pete talk to James Robinson and Sam Forgan, two other participants in the Road to The Open series on YouTube last year, and two players who have made it into golf's original Major before...

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    • 52 min

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111 Ratings

111 Ratings

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