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Golf fable Peter Thomson routine aged 88 – Australia’s five-time British Open leader passes divided during residence

GOLF fable Peter Thomson has died on a age of 88, his domicile confirmed.

Australia’s five-time British Open leader handed divided during his chateau in Melbourne surrounded by family on Wednesday morning.

 Peter Thomson, 88, upheld divided during his home in Melbourne this morning
Peter Thomson, 88, handed divided during his chateau in Melbourne this morning

Thomson had suffered from Parkinson’s illness for larger than 4 years, his domicile sensitive PGA Australia (PGAA).

Fellow star of Australian golf Karrie Webb was a primary to supply her condolences and described him as an “Aussie fable and loyal lady of a sport”.

Marcus Each, an Australian who performs on a Asian Tour, tweeted: “Heavy hearts within a Australian golf organisation during a impulse with a flitting of a Nice Peter Thomson. Grew adult idolizing him. Top-of-the-line swings within a chronological past of a sport.”

Aged 24, Thomson incited one of many youngest winners of a British Open Championship with a feat during Royal Birkdale in 1954.

 Thomson had suffered from Parkinson's illness for some-more than 4 years, his family told PGA Australia
Thomson had suffered from Parkinson’s illness for larger than 4 years, his domicile sensitive PGA Australia
 Australia's five-time British Open winner, graphic in a Seventies, died during his Melbourne home today
Australia’s five-time British Open winner, graphic within a Seventies, died during his Melbourne chateau during a moment

He went on to win a Claret Jug an additional 4 occasions over a following decade, a request only matched by a US’s Tom Watson and Scotsman James Braid within a 20th century.

All-time request hilt Harry Vardon perceived only one additional British Open, with 6 victories between 1896 and 1914.

Born Vale Peter Thomson on Aug 23, 1929, in Brunswick, Victoria, he started enjoying professionally during 19 and perceived his initial open in New Zealand in 1950, a competition he would win on an additional 8 events.

His British Open victories in 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958 and 1965 have been among 89 learned eventuality wins via his profession.

 Champion Peter Thomson celebrates during a 1966 News of a World Tournament in Walton Heath, Surrey
Champion Peter Thomson celebrates on a 1966 Information of a World Match in Walton Heath, Surrey
 Peter Thompson of Australia practises his pitch on 1st Sep 1965 during The Walton Heath Golf Club in Walton on a Hill
Peter Thompson of Australia practises his pitch on 1st Sep 1965 during The Walton Heath Golf Membership in Walton on a Hill

Thomson achieved only a few seasons within a US, that beheld one feat on a 1956 Texas Open.

Made Commander of a Order of a British Empire (CBE) for his use to golf in 1979, in 2001 he incited an Officer of a Order of Australia (AO).

He was awarded an titular diploma from St Andrews College in 2005 alongside British stars Peter Alliss and Nick Faldo.

Thomson served as boss of a PGAA for 32 years, during that time he also helped pattern and build courses in Australia and around a world.

Asked  in 2011 how he’d like to be remembered, Thomson replied: “A man who always pronounced what he thought.”

He is survived by his mother Mary, son Andrew and daughters Deirdre Baker, Pan Prendergast and Fiona Stanway, his 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.


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