The Open, 1898 - Present
+ ARCHIVE + NEWS ACCESS
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. Staged by The R&A.
Other Information: International Sound cleared for all footage/programming.
Earliest footage from 1898 (Park v Fernie match) can only be licensed in the UK and Ireland.
*All footage/programming is licensed on a non-exclusive basis and subject to final approval.
The Open is golf’s original championship. Played since 1860 on iconic links golf courses, it is the sport’s most international Major Championship with qualifying events on every continent. For one week each year, the pursuit of the famous Claret Jug trophy is the focus of the sporting world, followed globally by millions of fans.
Staged by The R&A, The Open delivers an annual economic benefit of up to £100 million to its host region, while the Championship’s commercial success supports the development of the game, worldwide.