Legendary golf starter died at the age of 83!

In the world of golf, some voices become synonymous with the sport itself. Ivor Robson was one of those voices, instantly recognizable and cherished by golfers and fans alike.  

where he welcomed players onto the first tee. On September 26, 2021, the golfing world lost a beloved figure when Ivor Robson passed away at the age of 83.  

His legacy as the voice of The Open remains a testament to his enduring contribution to the sport 

Ivor Robson's role as the official starter at The Open was much more than just announcing names and tee times. 

 His voice signaled the beginning of one of golf's most prestigious tournaments, and his presence added a sense of tradition and continuity to the event.  

The Open Championship, often referred to simply as "The Open," is one of the four major championships in professional golf and boasts a rich history dating back to 1860. 

As the official starter, Robson was an integral part of this history, connecting the past and the present of the sport. 

His distinctive pronunciation of players' names and his composed yet authoritative tone created a sense of gravitas at the first tee.  

Golfers, spectators, and television viewers around the world recognized that the tournament had officially commenced when they heard Ivor Robson's voice. 

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