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Tiger Woods, Gary Player among golfers paying tribute to Ivor Robson

October 17, 2023

Tom Pennington

No men’s golfer of any true accomplishment in the last half century had not shaken the hand of Ivor Robson. The long-time first-tee announcer on the DP World Tour spent 41 years in the same capacity at the Open Championship, reading what the BBC reported as 18,995 names in seeing off all those in search of winning the claret jug.

Not surprisingly then, upon learning of Robson’s death at age 83 on Tuesday, many in the golf world who so appreciated his presence—and regaled in hearing Robson speak their names—took to social media to salute him. Here are a handful of tributes offered to honor Robson: