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There's One Big Change For The Open, And It's Not That It's Not On BBC Anymore

There's One Big Change For The Open, And It's Not That It's Not On BBC Anymore
By Conor O'Leary Updated

This is the tournament that golf fans have been waiting for. The Open, the third major of the year, is probably the tournament that fans look forward to the most.

It's the one major outside of America, and it comes with so much tradition. Unfortunately this year we won't hear the dulcet tones of Peter Alliss or Ken Brown - but the change to Sky for the tournament isn't the only one that fans will notice.

2016 marks the first year that legendary start Ivor Robson will not announce players on the first tee. If that name doesn't mean anything to you, perhaps his voice will:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bZucRoDZWI

It won't be the same without that voice.

The R&A have gone in a different direction for the new announcer. Gone is the Scottish accent, and David Lancaster from Wigan will be the new main starter.

I wonder how soon it'll be before they start doing impersonations of him:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lssi1I3ftjI

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