The Phantom of the Open

The Phantom of the Open

June 24, 2022
Maurice Flitcroft was a terrible golfer... now he's a folk hero.

Details About the Film

Maurice Flitcroft, a dreamer and unrelenting optimist, managed to gain entry to The British Open Golf Championship qualifying in 1976 and subsequently shot the worst round in Open history, becoming a folk hero in the process.

Director(s): Craig Roberts
Starring: Mark Rylance, Sally Hawkins, Rhys Ifans
Year Released: 2022
Runtime: 102 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
Language(s): English
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"a love letter to dreamers everywhere"
–Leonard Maltin

"more than an obscure British folk hero... It’s a story about following your passion, not because of the heights this path will take you to, but because it makes you happy."
–Washington Post