“Thank you Ivor for making each of my starts at The Open memorable”
Tiger Woods, statements
This is how Tiger Woods, timeless champion, wanted to remember Ivor Robson. The official starter of The Open and the DP World Tour has passed away at the age of 83.
In his long career he announced golf legends such as, among others, Tiger Woods, Severiano Ballesteros, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson. Always present, from 1975 to 2015 (when he announced his retirement in St.
Andrews, Scotland) at The Open, golf loses a historic voice. Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as Tiger Woods, born December 30, 1975 in Cypress (California), is an American golfer. Considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, he is one of the most popular athletes of the early 21st century.
Winner of 15 major tournaments, he revolutionized the world of golf with his sporting results and by attracting a new audience. Precocious, Tiger Woods started golf at a very young age and achieved an exceptional performance in all junior categories.
An amateur scrutinized for his extraordinary qualities, he turned professional at the end of the summer of 1996. Winner of the 1997 Masters, he became world number 1 less than a season after becoming professional. Dominant for most of the 2000s, various physical problems with his knees and back forced him to reinvent his game.
Commercial figure, Nike headliner, Tiger Woods multiplies lucrative contracts off the course, making him one of the richest athletes of the 2000s despite the scandals which taint his private life and his marriage in 2009.
In April 2019, at the age of 43, he achieved the feat at Augusta of winning a 5th Masters and his 15th career major title, eleven years after his last major victory1,2,3. On May 6, 2019, he was decorated by United States President Donald Trump with the highest American civilian distinction, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. On March 8, 2022, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.