Peter Thomson won five golf Open Championships. He is only the third golfer to have won five or more, behind the great Harry Vardon, who won six. It is a feat unlikely to be repeated in the modern era and puts him in the legendary league of sports players like Don Bradman, Rod Laver, Margaret Court and Dawn Fraser.
On the fiftieth anniversary of his last Open Championship, Peter Thomson talks about his life, golf and how he achieved Open glory.
About the author
Tony Walker is a golf tragic who has spent his career as a foreign correspondent and a political editor for various Fairfax papers.
He has won two Walkley awards and was awarded the Centenary Medal for contributions to journalism in 2001.
He is an adjunct professor at LaTrobe university in the School of Communications. Day to day he is the international editor of the Australian Financial Review, and his other work includes a biography of Palestinian political figure Yasser Arafat. A frustrated sports journalist, this is his first sports book.