The British Open Comes to Scotland, and GoT's Stephen Dillane Makes It Sound Epic (VIDEO)

Evan Lewis
The Open Exclusive

In an enchanted land of unseen monsters and ancient castles scorched by dragons’ breath, a golf championship approaches. The 145th iteration of The Open (aka The British Open), arrives at Scotland’s Royal Troon Golf Club this week, and Golf Channel and NBC will broadcast the tournament in the U.S. from Thursday, July 14 through Sunday, July 17.

Liam Cunningham, Stephen Dillane

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Stephen Dillane (right, with Liam Cunningham) narrates the Golf Channel's promo for the 2016 British Open.

To lend The Open the proper gravitas, Golf Channel turned to Game of Thrones’s late Stannis Baratheon, Stephen Dillane, to narrate an intense trailer for the championship. Watch this exclusive clip for a brief look at Scotland’s golf legacy before the sport’s modern legends compete to be the next to have their names etched onto the Claret Jug this weekend.

The first round of The Open begins Thursday, July 14 at 1:30 a.m. ET (10:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday night) on Golf Channel.