Found July 20, 2013 on Ride The Pine:
If you saw any of the players start their 3rd round of the British Open on Saturday morning, then you probably had the enjoyment of hearing their names announced by Ivor Robson.  Robson has been the 1st tee starter at the British Open for almost 40 years and has a comical high-pitch inflection when he announces the names of the players. Enjoy a montage of his work above. Robson’s job duties include much more than just announcing the players’ names.  As the starter he checks the circumference of the golf ball and whether it is sanctioned for play; the number of clubs in each player’s bag; and that they are not late (Robson starts his stopwatch—it’s two shots for tardiness but disqualification if a player is more than five minutes late). Robson is almost famous for not eating, drinking, or going to the bathroom during his daily 10 hour job. That makes me wonder if this look is more pain and discomfort as oppose to general European smugness. The post British Open Starter Is Winning The Announce Game appeared first on Ride The Pine.
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