Peter Thomson (golfer)

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Peter Thomson
Personal information
Full namePeter William Thomson
Born(1929-08-23)23 August 1929
Brunswick, Victoria
Died20 June 2018(2018-06-20) (aged 88)
Melbourne, Victoria
Height1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Nationality Australia
SpouseMary Thomson
ChildrenDiana, Andrew, Peta-Ann, Fiona
Turned professional1949[1]
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
European Tour
Australasian Tour
Senior PGA Tour
Professional wins89
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour6
European Tour1
Japan Golf Tour1
PGA Tour of Australasia33
Champions Tour11
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 5)
The Masters Tournament5th: 1957
U.S. OpenT4: 1956
The Open ChampionshipWon: 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1965
PGA ChampionshipDNP
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame1988 (member page)
Arnold Palmer Award
(Champions Tour)

Peter William Thomson AO, CBE (23 August 1929 – 20 June 2018) was an Australian golfer. He was best remembered for his five wins in The Open Championship.[2]

Thomson was born in Brunswick, a northern suburb of Melbourne, Australia. His Open Championship wins came in 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, and 1965. He was the only man to win the tournament for three consecutive years in the 20th century. Thomson died in Melbourne on 20 June 2018 from Parkinson's disease, aged 88.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Peter Thomson Turns Professional". The Chronicle. Vol. 91, no. 51, 183. South Australia. 21 April 1949. p. 38. Retrieved 22 February 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. "1954 Peter Thomson". The Open. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  3. "Golf loses a legend in Peter Thomson". The Sydney Morning Herald. 20 June 2018. Retrieved 20 June 2018.

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