The Phantom of The Open

The Phantom Of The Open

6 mins 1 yr

Just finished watching the movie Phantom of The Open and if you haven’t yet seen it. Do. Maurice Flitcroft was named the world’s worst golfer back in the 1970s. He was infamous for playing in The Open Championship qualifiers for his very first round of golf, as a bogus professional. He shot the highest ever round of 121 and was banned from, ever playing again in an Open qualifier. Yes, Maurice had never previously played a round of golf on a golf course. He was a retrenched crane driver from the shipyards in his early fifties and was looking for a new career. Golf seemed to fit the bill after he caught a snippet on the tele of Tom Watson winning The Open in 1975 (over Jack Newton).

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