Ivor Robson: 'Voice of The Open' dies aged 83

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Ivor Robson, the official starter at The Open for 41 years, has died aged 83.
Robson, described by the R&A as "one of the most distinctive voices in golf", began his career at Carnoustie in 1975 and retired in 2015.
He delivered the famous "On the tee..." introductions in his distinctive Scottish accent at The Open and many other tournaments.
Robson announced 18,995 players at The Open during his career.
Martin Slumbers, CEO of the R&A, said: "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."