USGA and Fox Sports Announce Premiere Of “2015 U.S. OPEN: Spieth's Northwest Conquest”

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Film to air following Fox’s Thanksgiving NFL broadcast; Emmy Award winner Jon Hamm narrates one-hour special

Jordan Spieth 2015 U.S. Open Champion

This film offers a unique perspective on the heartache and emotions that culminated in the crowning of Jordan Spieth as 2015 U.S. Open champion. - Thomas J. O'Toole Jr., USGA president

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 skillful storytelling and expert photography, the film blends behind-the-scenes footage with exclusive player-caddie conversations and media center 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 groundbreaking 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.

Exclusive content will be available on the USGA’s social channels, @usopengolf and facebook.com/usopen.

About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.

The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.

For more information about the USGA, visit http://www.usga.org.

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