The Open at Royal Troon


The British Open 2016 played at Troon in the south west of Scotland was a thrilling competition and a close fight to the very end. For most of the 4 rounds it seemed as though Phil Mickelson, the left-handed US player, was sure to win. In his first round he missed making an all-time major tournament record score of 62 when he missed a very short putt.

The winner was Swede Henrik Stenson with a 20-under par 264. Even though Mickelson shot a 65 in the final round it still left him trailing Stenson by 3 shots.

The Old Course at Royal Troon Golf Club which was founded in 1878, is a very tough course in good weather. But the weather was not always good at this year’s Open with even horizontal rain!  One of the most famous homes in golf is the # 8 known as the Postage Stamp. The name is given because the green on this Par 3 is so small – the size of a stamp – that it is almost impossible to get the ball to stay on it even if it lands on the green. And the bunkers are very deep!

The One, The Open is a short film celebrating the heritage of The Open.