'Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the 144th playing of the Open Championship.
And this year, we seem to have a new venue. Welcome to Lytham St Angst." You wouldn't actually expect Ivor Robson, the Open's long-serving starter, to use those precise words on the first tee tomorrow. Ivor, Moffat's most famous resident, is such a douce and Presbyterian fellow that he would have to stand there with a bag of pan drops in one hand and a copy of the People's Friend in the other to reinforce his Kirk elder's image. Levity just isn't his style.
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