June 13, 2024

Ivor Robson, whose familiar Scottish accent became as synonymous with The Open as the Claret Jug and the deep heather of the links courses, has died, the R&A announced Tuesday. He was 83.

Robson introduced 18,995 players, including Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Seve Ballesteros, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, on the first tee as the official starter at The Open from 1975 to 2015. Fans flocked to the No. 1 tee box at Open Championship venues to hear his famous “On the tee …” introductions.

Most impressively, Robson never took a break from the first tee time to the last at 41 straight tournaments.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of Ivor’s passing,” R&A CEO Martin Slumbers said in a statement. “As [the] official starter at The Open for over 40 years, his voice was instantly recognizable 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.”

Robson, from Moffat, Scotland, started his career at The Open at Carnoustie in Scotland in 1975. He retired after The Open at St. Andrews in Scotland in 2015. He also worked for the DP World Tour and at Ryder Cups.

“It has been a wonderful career,” Robson said at his last Open Championship. “It’s been a great honor. The way I have been treated by players, officials, sponsors … thank you all very much.

“I feel you can’t go on forever, and if you’re going to step off, there’s no better place to do it than here. I’ve had some nice ones, but this is special, St. Andrews. It is just magnificent.”

LIV Golf League player Ian Poulter posted on social media of Robson: “You sadly have left us today but your voice and happiness hasn’t.”

South Africa’s Gary Player, who won The Open in three different decades, in 1959, 1968 and 1974, also honored Robson on social media, writing that he had “so many incredible memories with Ivor over the years. Rest in Peace, my friend.”


Free Spins in Coin Master: Your Path to Village Mastery
genshin impact codes january 2023 3 4 release gfinity esports
ZEPETO Zems Farming: Your Ultimate Guide
free match master coins generator 2023 without human
Get Free TikTok Coins: The Ultimate Guide
Boost Your Brawl Stars Experience with Free Gems
how do i get more gems dragon city help center
free family island rubies and energy hack cheats generator
free hay day diamonds coins tricks apk android app تنزيل
download get free diamond litmatch apk for android apk4k
gift code myths of moonrise january 2023 youtube
pull the pin mod apk v0 138 1 unlimited coins playmods
evony apk mod unlimited gems 2022 ios and android twitter
pdf free dice dreams rolls generator update 2023 vi7q
project makeover game hacks tiktok search
download beach buggy racing mod apk 2021 premium
Free TikTok Coins: Where to Find Them
Où trouver des pièces gratuites sur TikTok : Votre guide
How to Legally and Quickly Get Free Spins in Coin Master
Unlocking Free Avacoins in Avakin Life: A Comprehensive Guide
Free Credits in Bingo Blitz: Insider Secrets
Earn Free Spins in Coin Master Like a Pro
genshin impact codes guide get free primogems and mora
How to Get ZEPETO Zems Legally and Quickly
match masters free coins archives crazyashwin
Free TikTok Coins: The Holy Grail of Success
Free Gems in Brawl Stars: The Future of Brawl Gaming
new cheats dragon city free gems mod generator freemind
free family island hack cheats unlimited rubies and energy
hay day hack generator s profile hackaday io

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *