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The Peter Thomson Five
The Peter Thomson Five

The Peter Thomson Five

A golfing legend's greatest triumphs


160 Pages, 7.64 x 9.92

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $33.67 (US $33.67) (CA $44.99)

Publication Date: August 2016

ISBN 9780522869118

Rights: US & CA

Melbourne University Press (Aug 2016)
Miegunyah Press

Price: $33.67


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.

Author Biography

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. He has written a biography of Yasser Arafat. A frustrated sports journalist, this is his first sporting book.