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Tiger Woods, along with the rest of the golf world, is mourning the death of Ivor Robson who was “the voice” of the British Open. Robson was 83.

The Open announced his death Tuesday and Woods released a statement about Robson’s death also.

Martin Slumbers, who is the CEO of The R&A (Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews), expressed sadness over Robson’s passing.

“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,” Slumbers said. “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.”

Woods posted on X:

“Thank you Ivor for making each one of my Open starts so memorable,”

Robson would always announce a golfer by saying “On the tee.”

Woods has won the Open Championship three times with his last victory coming in 2006 and it has always been a special event for Woods over the years.

Robson called his last Open Championship in 2015 and in his speech, he paid tribute to those people who made his career special.

“It has been a wonderful career. It’s been a great honor,” Robson said at his final announcement. The way I have been treated by players, officials, sponsors … thank you all very much.”

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