vor Robson, the previous official starter of The Open for 41 years, has died aged 83.
A vastly in style determine within the sport, and credited with ”one of the vital distinctive voices in golf”, Robson retired in 2015 after 41 years in submit.
Robson was born in England in 1940 however lived most of his life in Moffat, Scotland. He started in profession at Carnoustie in 1975.
Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A, stated: “We’re deeply saddened to listen to of Ivor’s passing. As official starter at The Open for over 40 years, his voice was immediately recognisable and synonymous with the Championship for gamers and tens of millions of golf followers worldwide.
“He was in style and properly revered amongst all golfers who performed in The Open and I do know that they may share in our unhappiness at this information. On behalf of all of us at The R&A, I want to convey our heartfelt condolences to his spouse of 61 years, Lesley, and the Robson household.”