54 minutes | Dec 15th 2020

The Story of 1999 - Original Documentary

In the final episode of Season 2 on The Open Podcasts, we relive one of the most dramatic sporting events in history, and an unforgettable Open Championship.

This week is The Story of 1999, an Original Documentary episode from The Open focusing on The 128th Open Championship at the turn of the century, won by Scottish hero Paul Lawrie at Carnoustie. The story is told through the perspectives of the major characters of the drama, including Lawrie, Justin Leonard and Jean van de Velde, the man who looked sure to claim the Claret Jug. 

Narrator Steve Rider takes us back to 1999, as Paul Lawrie's incredible golf on Sunday and a nightmare 18th hole for van de Velde help rank The 128th Open as one of the most shocking, difficult and brilliant Championships ever held.

This episode has been a co-production from The R&A and IMG.

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