Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo, Tom Watson – Highlights of the Open Championship

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The cancellation of this year's 149th Open Championship does not mean that there will be no golf this week on the BBC.

The Open was scheduled to take place July 16-19 in Royal St George & # 39; s in Kent, but was canceled due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, we've put together three programs, looking back at some memorable moments from recent championships.

Thursday's opener features highlights from all 11 openings jointly won by Americans Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson.

Friday's program focuses on England's three-time winner Sir Nick Faldo and the most recent champions of Northern Ireland, Darren Clarke and Rory McIlroy.

] Both programs are repeated on Saturday ay – with a look back at last year's Open Championship, won by Irish Shane Lowry at Royal Portrush, and aired at 18 : 15 BST on BBC2.

Chronicles of a Champion Golfer

Thursday July 16 (1:00 PM, BBC2 – repeated July 18 10:00 AM BBC2)

Watson won no fewer than five open championships between 1975 and 1983, Woods has lifted the Claret Jug three times so far, while Nicklaus has triumphed three times between 1966 and 1978.

They are the three most successful post-war American players of the Open Championship, but what fueled their success?

This episode takes a look at the origins of their stories, featuring rarely-seen footage from their childhood, personal insights from all three players and highlights from all 11 open championships the trio has won between them .

Chronicl es of a Champion Golfer

Friday July 17 (13:45, BBC2 – repeated July 18 11:00 11:00 BBC2)

Open 2014: Rory McIlroy hole winning putt

This episode takes a look at some of the recent British successes at the Open Championship and revives the stories behind each triumph.

] Faldo is arguably Britain's greatest contemporary golfer and raised the Claret Jug three times between 1987 and 1992. The Englishman won twice in Muirfield and once in St Andrews in a dominant period of his career.

Few will forget Clarke's triumph at Royal St George & # 39; s in 2011 when the Northern Irishman overcame the elements and his nerves at age 42 win big championship.

Fellow Northern Irishman and current world number one, McIlroy, won the Claret Jug at Royal Li for the first time in 2014 and only became the sixth golfer to win the Open after leading all four rounds.

The Open 2019: How Shane Won The Claret Jug

Saturday July 18 (6:15 PM BBC2)

The Open returned dramatically to Northern Ireland in 2019 after a 68-year absence, and Royal Portrush treated him to Irish winner Shane Lowry.

Lowry couldn't have chosen a better location to claim his first major title, and he rose to the top of the rankings after shooting a magnificent 63 in the third round, marking his set a new course record in one of the greatest laps in open history. He held out on the last day when his rivals hesitated to claim the Claret Jug with six shots.

Patriotic fans, some terrible weather and a home golfer trying to control his emotions, all combined to make the 148th Open Championship one of the best.

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