The Open, 1898 - Present
+ ARCHIVE + NEWS ACCESS
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. Staged by The R&A.
NEWS ACCESS - The Open 2023, please contact IMG for details
|20th July 2023 – 23rd July 2023
|No more than two minutes footage per bulletin
|World (excluding UK and Eire)
|USAGE / PERIOD
|Only to be aired in regularly scheduled (non-sponsored) Television news bulletins only for a maximum of 24 hours from the end of that day’s play. Press Access: The R&A’s accreditation terms are available via the website via, https://www.theopen.com/media-centre
|Review on a case by case basis
|Access via the Virtual Media Centre where access is approved by The R&A.
|The R&A operates a “no payment, no pictures” policy for all News Access License Agreements. All invoices need to be paid by the agreed due date ahead of the first stage.
Other Information: International Sound cleared for all footage/programming.
Earliest footage from 1898 (Park v Fernie match) can only be licensed in the UK and Ireland.
*All footage/programming is licensed on a non-exclusive basis and subject to final approval.
The Open is golf’s original championship. Played since 1860 on iconic links golf courses, it is the sport’s most international Major Championship with qualifying events on every continent. For one week each year, the pursuit of the famous Claret Jug trophy is the focus of the sporting world, followed globally by millions of fans.
Staged by The R&A, The Open delivers an annual economic benefit of up to £100 million to its host region, while the Championship’s commercial success supports the development of the game, worldwide.