Who Is The Ryder Cup Starter?

Who will adopt the role in 2021? We take a look.

Ryder Cup Starter
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Who will adopt the role in 2021? We take a look.

Who Is The Ryder Cup Starter?

The Ryder Cup may only come around once every two years but in one respect it is like every other tournament played in the world of golf, that is the presence of a starter.

The starter sits by the first tee announcing each group, pairing or player that is about to hit off and begin their rounds.

In the case of the Ryder Cup, they will announce the pairings, who they represent, and will in all probability play a role in calming the crowd to allow the players to hit.

Held in Wisconsin at Whistling Straits (opens in new tab) for the first time, we take a look at who is going to be the starter for the 2020 event.

Who Is The Ryder Cup Starter?

We are yet to confirm who the starter for the 2020 Ryder Cup will be.

In the past the starter at the Ryder Cup was the official starter of the European Tour which was a role held by Ivor Robson for decades before his retirement in 2015. He has since been replaced by Alastair Scott for Rolex events.

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Scott has been involved in a variety of sports for the majority of his life now. Starting out as a cameraman for the BBC, Scott has worked his way through the ranks for over 40 years to become an Executive Producer and Director for the Open Championship along with several other events. He has been involved with Wimbledon for over 25 years now and has gone to nearly every Olympic Games since 1980.

Whether Scott will be at the Ryder Cup on the first tee remains to be seen, but no doubt given the sheer size of the stand around it, there is going to be a colossal atmosphere which is sure to raise the adrenalin of each and every player.

For more Ryder Cup content, check out the Golf Monthly website.

Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last five years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

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He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since December 2017. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

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