THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN tells the remarkable true story of Maurice
Flitcroft, a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness
who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to
the 1976 British Open qualifying, despite never playing a round of golf
before. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, Maurice pulls off a
series of stunning, hilarious and heartwarming attempts to compete at the
highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite
but becoming a British folk hero in the process.