The Official film of the 1997 Open.
The 126th Open Championship at Royal Troon was billed as 'Tiger's Open', but it was another young American who played brilliantly to win the oldest and most famous trophy in golf.
The world's finest players had arrived in Troon in top form. A strong American contingent was led by Tom Lehman, the reigning Open champion. The US Open champion Ernie Els and home favourite Colin Montgomerie were much fancied, while Greg Norman, Nick Faldo and Nick Price were strong contenders. And, of course, the subject of 'Tigermania' himself, the Masters champion Tiger Woods, was playing in his first Open Championship as a professional.
But it was another group of young players who emerged to meet the challenge of Troon's feared back nine holes. Irishman Darren Clarke, Sweden's Jesper Parnevik and a quiet Texan called Justin Leonard provided a thrilling and emotional final round that would bring frustration and joy to players and spectators alike.
For four days the links at Royal Troon witnessed triumph and tribulation, delight and despondency, holes-in-one and, eventually, a gracious and worthy addition to the list of great champions.
This unique video record of the 126th Open Championship contains exclusive behind the scenes footage as the drama unfolds, from the first shot of the tournament to Justin Leonard's emotional moment of triumph.