The Open Archive

The Open Archive is a unique collection of over 1,900 hours of footage and programming dating back to 1898. Events within The Open Archive include: The Open Championship, the Amateur Championship, the Boys Amateur Championship and the Walker Cup.

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Footage Programming
Rights Available* All Media All Media
Territory Worldwide Worldwide
Restrictions See 'Further Information' N/A
Period 10 Years 10 Years
Available Hours 1600 300

*Further Information

All fooage and programming is licensed on a non-exclusive basis and subject to final approval.

International Sound is cleared for all content.

1898  footage (Park v Fernie match) can only be licensed in the UK and Ireland.

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The Open Archive
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The Open Archive Trophy

Based in St Andrews, The R&A organises The Open, major amateur events and international matches. Together with the United States Golf Association, The R&A governs the sport worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The R&A’s working jurisdiction is global, excluding the United States and Mexico.


The R&A is committed to working for golf and supports the growth of the sport internationally and the development and management of sustainable golf facilities. The R&A operates with the consent of 152 organisations from amateur and professional golf and on behalf of over 30 million golfers in 138 countries.