Ivor Robson died at the age of 83. Robson is a man who is known as a great golf enthusiast, and a man who has given a lot to golf. During his long career as a legendary starter of the Open, Robson left a positive impression on everyone and earned the respect of many.
Tiger Woods had the opportunity to meet him many times. Tiger Woods made numerous appearances at The Open, where he impressively clinched victory on three occasions. The legendary Tiger reacted to the death of Ivor via social media.
"Thank you Ivor for making each one of my Open starts so memorable," - Woods wrote.
Keith Pelley and his reaction
DP World Tour chief executive Keith Pelley emphasized how important a figure Robson was in the world of golf.
With his charity, openness, and honesty, he earned the sympathy of many. He was extremely respected and appreciated by golfers. This is not surprising, considering how hard he worked and how much he spread love and positivity.
“Ivor was a legend of the game and greatly respected by all those who had the pleasure to work alongside him. His iconic voice became a fixture of European golf and I know his passing is deeply felt by his former Tour colleagues and the many thousands of professional golfers who were warmly greeted by Ivor over such a long period.
”- Pelley said.
Martin Slumbers, CEO of The R&A, also expressed his condolences to the family in these difficult times for them. "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. On behalf of all of us at The R&A, I would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to his wife of 61 years, Lesley, and the Robson family. ”- Slumbers said