The Phantom of the Open
Director: Craig Roberts Run Time: 102 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022
Starring: Mark Lewis Jones, Mark Rylance, Rhys Ifans, Sally Hawkins, Simon Farnaby
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.
“It’s cheerful, it’s crowd-pleasing and you win at golf if you achieve the lowest, not the highest score, so I learned something too.” -Deborah Ross, The Spectator