USGA Announces Premiere of “2015 U.S. Open: Spieth’s Northwest Conquest”
Story published at 10:32, Monday, November 23rd, 2015
The United States Golf Association (USGA) and Fox Sports have announced the premiere of their film celebrating the 2015 U.S. Open Championship. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Jon Hamm, the one-hour film, 2015 U.S. Open: Spieth’s Northwest Conquest, will debut in the U.S. on Thursday, Nov. 26 on Fox (approximately 4 p.m. EST; check local listings) following the NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions. The film will be rebroadcast at 4:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 29, on Fox Sports 1.
Spieth’s Northwest Conquest chronicles the 2015 U.S. Open from the players’ arrival through the final putt on the 72nd hole. With skilful storytelling and expert photography, the film blends behind-the-scenes footage with exclusive player-caddie conversations and media centre interviews to provide an exciting and entertaining recap of one of the most memorable U.S. Open Championships in history.
As the newest course to host a U.S. Open, Chambers Bay, located on Puget Sound outside Tacoma, Wash., provided the ideal backdrop for a championship that saw the blossoming of the game’s next generation of talent. Ambitious in design and challenging to all, the unique venue would provide this burgeoning crop of young talent with an opportunity to adapt their styles and ultimately finish atop the leader board.
“The 2015 U.S. Open was a ground-breaking championship, complete with an exhilarating finale,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA president. “Chambers Bay provided the showcase for a wave of emerging talent that is driving a renewed energy to the game. The championship thrilled the thousands of spectators who joined us at our first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest and millions more who watched at home. This film offers a unique perspective on the heartache and emotions that culminated in the crowning of Jordan Spieth as the 2015 U.S. Open champion.”
The film documents the unique story that unfolded on the golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. This U.S. Open venue not only did what it was charged to do – challenge the best players in the world – it also identified the best golfer in the world, and maybe the best caddie-golfer team in the world, as well.
Spieth’s Northwest Conquest mixes never-before-seen imagery with iconic footage from the original broadcast, offering viewers an enhanced look at four memorable days of competition at the game’s highest level. From some of the lowest opening-round scores in U.S. Open history, to the challenging and ever-changing course setup, to the exciting Sunday conclusion, viewers are invited to relive every highlight from the historic championship.
A preview trailer of the film is available above.