Meet Ivor Robson's replacements at The Open, David Lancaster and Matt Corker
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Meet Ivor Robson’s replacements at The Open, David Lancaster and Matt Corker

David Lancaster (R) and Matt Corker at Cumberwell Park Golf Club on 19.4.2016. PICTURE: JULIAN HERBERT

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Two men will replace the legendary Ivor Robson as the first-tee announcers for the Open Championship.

David Lancaster and Matt Corker will be the duo that takes over for Robson starting in July at Royal Troon. Lancaster will become the official starter for the Open, while Corker will provide relief on some breaks. Remember, Ivor Robson, who retired last year after 40 years at the helm of the Open and as the European Tour starter, never took breaks.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be given the opportunity to become the official starter,” said Lancaster. “The Open is one of the most prestigious events in world sport and I have long been inspired by its heritage and the tremendous performances of the golfing greats over the years. Matt and I are very much looking forward to playing a part in history by introducing the players on the first tee.”



Lancaster, 58, was a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy and, for more than 25 years has run a company, called The Presentation Techniques Co., which coaches presentation skills. He's a member of Cumberwell Park Golf Club.

Corker, 62, enjoyed a long career in the Royal Hong Kong police, eventually becoming Superintendent of the force. He works with Lancaster.

 

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