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 Trophy

The R&A is the governing body for golf within 126 countries across the World (bar the United States and Mexico - governed by the USGA) and organises The Open Championship – Golf’s oldest Major - along with other amateur and junior events.

In addition, The R&A assumes responsibility for the administration of the Rules of Golf with the consent of 143 organisations from the amateur and professional game, and on behalf of over 30 million golfers in 126 countries throughout Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas.