Episodes
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...
Published 06/21/22
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...
Published 06/14/22
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...
Published 06/07/22
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...
Published 05/31/22
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...
Published 05/24/22
The Open Podcasts are returning ahead of The 150th Open at St Andrews! Golf's greatest stories continue, with a special series on Open Qualifying hosted by Peter Finch, a preview show for The 150th Open with The Open Radio's Marcus Buckland, and a three-part documentary series with a legendary Open Champion. All this before daily coverage of one of the most hotly anticipated Championships in the history of golf this July. Subscribe now to The Open Podcasts for free to never miss an episode!
Published 05/17/22
One of the greatest golfers of all time, Sir Nick Faldo showcased talent and dedication in equal measure throughout his career, arguably like nobody else in the game's history. In this brand new three-part documentary, hear from Sir Nick Faldo, his former coach David Leadbetter and former caddie Fanny Sunesson, in an exploration of what has made the legendary figure tick, and the long road he took to becoming Champion Golfer of the Year. Listen to the final episode here, as Sir Nick takes...
Published 12/28/21
One of the greatest golfers of all time, Sir Nick Faldo showcased talent and dedication in equal measure throughout his career, arguably like nobody else in the game's history. In this brand new three-part documentary, hear from Sir Nick Faldo, his former coach David Leadbetter and former caddie Fanny Sunesson, in an exploration of what has made the legendary figure tick, and the long road he took to becoming Champion Golfer of the Year. Listen to the second of three parts here, as Sir...
Published 12/21/21
One of the greatest golfers of all time, Sir Nick Faldo showcased talent and dedication in equal measure throughout his career, arguably like nobody else in the game's history. Having taken a huge risk to rebuild his swing in the middle of an already successful career, Faldo knows about hard work, and what it takes to win The Open Championship. But it certainly didn't come easy for him, despite playing in his first Open just five years after taking up the game. In this brand new three-part...
Published 12/14/21
Let special guest narrator Tommy Fleetwood take you back to The 127th Open at Royal Birkdale, for The Story of 1998. The Open in 1998 had everything, from bad weather to the emergence of young stars, from great shots to fairy-tale moments, and capped off with a play-off and a great Champion. With contributions from the main actors in such a wonderful drama, including Mark O'Meara, Brian Watts, Justin Rose and Tiger Woods, sit back and immerse yourself in this Original Audio Documentary...
Published 12/08/21
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...
Published 11/30/21
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,...
Published 11/23/21
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...
Published 11/16/21
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...
Published 11/09/21
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...
Published 11/02/21
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...
Published 10/26/21
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...
Published 10/19/21
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...
Published 10/15/21
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...
Published 10/11/21
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...
Published 07/18/21
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...
Published 07/18/21
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...
Published 07/17/21
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...
Published 07/16/21
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...
Published 07/15/21
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...
Published 07/14/21