Golf: The Open - Netflix

The Open Championship is the oldest of the four Major Championships in professional golf.

Golf: The Open - Netflix

Type: Sports

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 120 minutes

Premier: 2016-07-14

Golf: The Open - Scottish Open (golf) - Netflix

The Scottish Open (known as the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open for sponsorship reasons) is a golf tournament on the European Tour. In 2017 the Scottish Open became one of the European Tour Rolex Series events, joining the BMW PGA Championship, Open de France, Irish Open, Italian Open, Turkish Airlines Open, Nedbank Golf Challenge, and DP World Tour Championship. The Rolex Series tournaments each have a prize fund of at least $7 million. Since 1987 it has been played the week before the Open Championship and has, together with John Deere Classic, been the last chance to qualify for the championship. It has been part of the Open Qualifying Series since that series started in 2014. The leading 3 or 4 players, not already qualified, have received an entry to the Open. Before 2014 there was generally an exemption category so that the leading player or players, not already qualified, could play in the Open.

Golf: The Open - Loch Lomond - Netflix

From 1997 the Scottish Open's pre-Open place on the European Tour schedule was taken by the Loch Lomond World Invitational, which had been first held at Loch Lomond Golf Club in September 1996. The top-60 in the World Rankings were invited but few non-Europeans entered. The event was broadcast by the BBC. From 1997 to 2000 the Loch Lomond event was played the week before the Open Championship. These events did not use the Scottish Open name, the rights to which were owned by ISM. From 2001, it was decided that the Loch Lomond event would be known as the Scottish Open, and all prior editions would be granted Scottish Open status. This resulted in the anomaly of there being two events in 1996. The 1996 event had a first prize of £125,000, rising to £133,330 in 1997 and £183,330 by 2000. The 2001 event was run without a main sponsor but from 2002 it was known as the Barclays Scottish Open, and was played at Loch Lomond until 2010. Some concern was expressed that the course, which is very different from the links courses on which the Open Championship is played, put European Tour players at a disadvantage compared to their leading rivals from the PGA Tour, who traditionally spent a week practising for the Open on links courses in Ireland.

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