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Ivor Robson, the Voice of The Open, dies age 83

Ivor Robson, one of the most distinctive and recognised voices in golf, has passed away at the age of 83.

Robson was the official starter at The Open for 41 years, and after retiring in 2015, he had announced an incredible 18,995 players, just at The Open alone.

Recognised for his “On the tee” introductions that were delivered in a gentle Scottish accent, Robson is a figure that will be deeply missed by fans and professionals alike.

Martin Slumbers, chief executive of the R&A said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened to hear of Ivor’s passing.

“As official starter at The Open for over 40 years, his voice was instantly recognisable and synonymous with the Championship for players and millions of golf fans worldwide.

“He was popular and well respected among all golfers who played in The Open and I know that they will share in our sadness at this news.”

Solomon Shehata
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